SEL Awardee

Leah Lamb

Maya Angelou Schools
Washington, DC
“The Maya Angelou Schools, an alternative charter school network in Washington, DC serving disconnected and incarcerated youth, will partner with an experienced art therapy provider to offer arts therapy to our students. Our community partner will implement a trauma-informed art therapy program using a strength-based approach that enables students to achieve core social and emotional learning competencies. Artistic activities have been proven effective in releasing mental tension and building resilience among trauma victims. As such, the goals of the program are to provide artistic activities that not only improve our students' resilience but also support academic and behavioral growth.”
Tags: Charter School, District, High School, Students Affected by Suspensions, Trauma-Informed, Urban