SEL Awardee

Michael Zysk

Encina Preparatory High
San Juan Unified
Sacramento, CA
“We intend to counter the increasing data of referral and suspension rates of our 6th grade students, particularly our males of color, with weekly restorative practices. We believe we'll positively impact these trends by training high school students—who look and sound like the 6th grade students of our community—in restorative practices.”
Tags: ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, LGBTQI+, Mentorship, Middle School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School