SEL Awardee

Molly Maturo

William R. Peck Full Service Community School
Holyoke Public Schools
Holyoke, MA
“Using the SEL In Action grant, we are going to create a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) where students of all identities can meet, build relationships with each other and LGTBQIA+ identified teachers/staff, and feel empowered to create school change from the bottom up. I want students to lead the charge—creating an anti-bullying campaign, standing up for their peers and changing the culture of our school from the inside out.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Elementary School, LGBTQI+, Measurement, Mentorship, Middle School, Mindfulness, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Suburban, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Trauma-Informed, Urban, Use of Space