I am affiliated with SEL4CA which is a Social Emotional Learning Alliance in Los Angeles. I volunteer with a program (Community Circle LA) which trains parents in the community through their local schools.
The goal of the program is to teach children character building and SEL skills, promote empathy and inclusion and has been a success at a couple of schools in my area for over 10 years.
Parent volunteers are recruited, trained and matched with teachers. They present a 30 minute class once a week, and also have a weekly supervisory meeting to share feedback.
I truly believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships to ensure that our youth develop into kind, caring and inclusive future leaders who can serve as role models for the nation, change the culture, and help heal our country.
The program is simple to implement, yet very powerful. It could be used to build healthy communities and serve as a platform for parents and teachers to help students who struggle against a daily tide of bullying, intolerance, lack of inclusion and support.
I would like some advice on how to scale this program and how to reach principals as a collective group because they are the key component in adopting the program and improving their own school climate. The program can be adapted specifically to each school to reflect its unique culture and environment.