SEL Awardee

Linda Noble

Brooklyn College Academy
New York City School District #22
New York, NY
“In 2017, our high-performing Title I high school established a Mindfulness Center offering mindfulness-based practices to nurture student SEL. Facing twin epidemics - COVID-19 and racial injustice, this grant helps us meet this moment by redesigning and extending programming remotely after school. Trained Student Ambassadors with multimedia kits will create mindful podcasts, music and art, facilitating peers’ internal exploration of identity, challenging bias and inequities. Education that fosters compassionate awareness can bend the arc of social/racial/environmental injustice. Workshops in faculty trauma-informed pedagogies and parent self-care will enhance community investment in M.E.LT. a model of SEL in action.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Community Engagement, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, Identity Development, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban