SEL Awardee

Nicole Benvenuto

Sterling School/Charles Townes Center
Greenville County
Greenville, SC
“Participants in VesSEL will have the opportunity to take on different tasks throughout the school to help promote a more accepting, safe atmosphere for all students to flourish. For example, students will create bulletin boards, serve as peer mentors, plan a kindness spirit week, lead mindful moments on the morning announcements and much more. The biggest hope for VesSEL is that the students, specifically enrolled in the Sterling Program who experience housing inequities amongst other adversity, will feel more connected to those enrolled in the Charles Townes Center. Promoting this connection will unify Sterling School and allow all students to flourish academically, socially and emotionally at our school.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Curriculum, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, Mentorship, Middle School, Mindfulness, Project-based Learning, Restorative Practices, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban