SEL Awardee

Melissa Gentile

Central High School
Bridgeport Public Schools
Bridgeport, CT
“The Central High School Ambassador program was created to help build social and emotional intelligence amongst the students and staff, while helping to build a positive school climate and a peer mentoring program to support any struggling student. Our CHS Ambassadors are natural student leaders who can act as a peer mentor to incoming students or take part in training to be able to model social and emotional skills and practices in our school and classrooms. These students will work together on building community and mindfulness through the use of RULER/social-emotional intelligence skills and restorative practices while taking part in collaborative activities.”
Tags: Community Engagement, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Measurement, Mentorship, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban