SEL Awardee

Luke Midnight-Woodward

Holyoke Public Schools
Holyoke, MA
“The Pa’lante Alumni Fellowship Program embodies a radical reimagining of typical youth development programs which often lose track of youth after graduation. Pa’lante fosters an authentic family environment as a strategy to build the trusting and sustainable relationships critical to youth’s ability to thrive. Rather than cutting youth off when they 'age-out,' our Alumni Fellowship capitalizes on youth’s wisdom and experience, while building the next generation of restorative justice leaders. RJ Fellows receive extensive training to prepare them to coordinate, host and facilitate circles in response to a range of social and emotional issues faced by current students.”
Tags: District, High School, Restorative Practices, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Traditional Public School, Urban