Ongoing since: 2018
Project Director: Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A.
Funded by: The Barr Foundation
Open Circle is adapting its elementary school social and emotional learning curricula and interactive and experiential professional development for integration into Grades 5- 6 at Equity Lab Charter School during the 2018-2019 school year, the first step toward an expansion into middle school. Open Circle programming is aimed at: 1) proactively developing students’ skills for recognizing and managing emotions, empathy, positive relationships, and problem solving, and 2) helping schools develop a community where students feel safe, cared for, and engaged in learning.