Resolute Academy has been awarded a $15,000 grant to advance social and emotional learning at our middle school for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.
The Social-Emotional Learning in Action grant, awarded by the NOVO Foundation, is typically a one-year, $7500 grant, but Resolute Academy was among the select few schools that were granted the larger grant due to our impactful work. Only 33% of applicants were selected!
The NOVO Foundation supports projects that develop social and emotional skills in students grades Pre-K through 12 and sought applications
which build and foster much greater compassion, to honor the assets and lived experiences of students, to build skills in people and groups to embrace and understand differences, and to work through challenges to promote healing from all forms of trauma and harm. --Education First
Resolute will be using the funds to develop the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) program, designed to build leadership skills among 7th and 8th grade students as they provide mentorship and assistance to incoming 5th and 6th graders. The transition to middle school can be overwhelming, so the WATTS WEB Program aims to ease the challenge by pairing incoming scholars with a trained 7th or 8th grade scholar who embodies our core values.
WATTS WEB Leaders will have a visible presence on the Resolute campus. Their leadership will help to enhance anti-bullying efforts, reduce discipline issues, and increase school safety, creating an improved school climate and a greater sense of connection for the whole school.
With the school year just around the corner, we are already diving into preparations for the WEB program. We know this work will help us grow the hearts and minds of our middle schoolers toward a more equitable future.
Way to go Resolute Academy!