SEL Awardee

Pam Turner-Bunyon

Powel Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
“Powel’s partnership with What Is: Mindfulness’ program has been implemented in several classrooms at Powel since 2019. The guidance lessons serve as an introduction to building positive social and emotional health. This grant will allow us to deepen and expand the program with a systems approach that encompasses students, staff and families. With mindfulness education rooted in emotional attunement, embodiment and empathy, we will take trauma-competency and coping skills to an even deeper level. By empowering our participants with a deep understanding of trauma, we will see a community of compassion and awareness that is safe and healing for all.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, Elementary School, Measurement, Mindfulness, Project-based Learning, Restorative Practices, Secondary Trauma, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban, Use of Space