SEL Awardee

Lauren Blonde

Blackstone Elementary School
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA
“ARCK’s Creators Program is a 36 week push-in program taught by ARCK Teaching Artists that focuses on creativity as the tool for interdisciplinary academic success. Built on a three module framework (Self-Awareness, Community, and Social Justice) that addresses a series of fundamental questions through progressive hands-on projects, the Creators Program develops core creative competencies in abstraction, contextualization, critical processing, synthesis of knowledge, universal mindset, and communication. Students will develop an Integrated Creative Mindset, using the skills of Social Emotional and Relational Awareness and the lens of Social Justice and Equity to learn how to affect positive change in the world.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Community Engagement, Curriculum, Elementary School, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, Housing Inequities, LGBTQI+, New Arrivals, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban