At WAM, we’re passionate about creating inclusive and empowering educational environments that truly resonate with students. The 2020 article highlighting Black students’ experiences in schools really hit home with our mission to tackle the persisting racial inequities and injustices in education. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) should be deeply rooted in cultural relevance to effectively support the development and well-being of diverse youth.
We understand that students, especially those from Black communities, often face unfair biases, disciplinary discrepancies, and limited access to advanced programs. These injustices can lead to racial trauma and impede students’ academic and social-emotional growth. That’s why we’re strong advocates for the power of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), which acknowledge the impact of culture-blindness and confronts racial biases head-on.
But it’s not just talk for us; we’re committed to action. Our platform embraces culturally responsive practices, the latest methodologies, and a whole lot of support. Our goal is to ensure every student feels seen, heard, and valued for who they are. By centering cultural traditions, providing online mentoring, and fostering a nurturing community, we strive to create safe and empowering spaces where students can thrive in and out of school.
Join us in the fight for educational equity and cultural empowerment. Dive into the full article here to gain further insight into the challenges students of color face and the pressing need for culturally relevant SEL. To learn more about our initiatives and how you can contribute to this transformative movement, look through our website or reach out to us.