SEL Awardee

Marilyn Jesrani

Holly Ridge Middle School
Wake County Public School System
Holly Springs, NC
“PEAKS: Personally Empowered Action-Oriented Kids Serving our Community's mission is to increase literacy skills, academic achievement and personal empowerment in children through engaging activities, nature, activism and community service. Confidence and resilience affect our ability to take risks, whether it is in the woods or in the classroom. Through PEAKS, I envision a family-like atmosphere where children get academic support while engaging in outdoor activities, activism and community service.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Girls & Young Women of Color, Identity Development, Middle School, Outdoors, Project-based Learning, Restorative Practices, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School