SEL Awardee

Tinesha Dunlap

Osborne High School
Cobb County School District
Marietta, GA
“Osborne launched Cobb County School District's first onsite full-service center called The Nest Hub that integrates wraparound services, expanded learning opportunities, and family and community engagement activities and services. Through our Whole Child Model School leadership team, we've gathered the voices of over 2,600 stakeholders to discuss the needs and priorities for Osborne. During the 2021-2022 school year, students and families reported an increase in stress levels as it pertained to their overall well-being and identified barriers to their academic achievement. Students expressed the desire for activities and programs that will help students connect more with their peers and with the school community. Through community partnerships and staff, The Nest Hub will expand its reach to serve more students and families by providing support groups that focus on mental health and well-being. We will also establish a de-stress room for students to self-regulate. We will expand our mentorship program that allows students to have a trusted adult or peer to promote healthy relationships. Because many of our students support their families, students will have the opportunity to engage in real world experiences to include after school activities, academic tutoring, work-based learning, and community service to promote economic stability. Additionally, community providers are committed to enhancing our family support services by prioritizing the needs of our families which include food and clothing support, and programs that promote job stability and parenting skill development. The Nest Hub will provide training and support programs that will increase staff capacity in behavior and wellness.”
Tags: Boys and Young Men of Color, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, New Arrivals, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban