SEL Awardee

Renee Neuner

Boston International High School/Newcomers Academy
Boston Public Schools
Dorchester, MA
“BINcA launched a school-wide Advisory program in the 2018-19 school year as a preventative mental health strategy and a means of delivering social and emotional skills. Advisory's primary focus is on relationship building: between students, and between students and adults. Each Advisory group is comprised of 10-12 students, led by a teacher or staff member. As Advisory enters its second school year, BINcA will use this funding to plan a school-wide Advisory-based field trip in the fall of 2019. Advisories will engage in a variety of team-building activities, share a meal and begin to build group cohesion that is essential to developing trust and conversation as the year unfolds.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, High School, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban