SEL Awardee

Mary Muroski

Hinesburg Community School
Champlain Valley School District
Hinesburg, VT
“The 'Empower Youth Leadership Conference' brings together adolescents with diverse backgrounds to develop social, emotional and leadership skills in a supportive, community-based setting. We offer full-day conferences three times during the school year to students across the state. We focus on building the SEL skills of fragile learners while also recognizing and celebrating peer leaders within the group. Our collaboration with the Children's Legacy Partnership Foundation (a non-profit organization that aims to provide comprehensive education to students in Uganda) via Skype sessions help students gain global perspective as they compare their world views with those of Ugandan students.”
Tags: Middle School, New Arrivals, Rural, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School