The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century.
Building supportive relationships, increasing students’ self-efficacy and helping students manage their emotions are critical building blocks to helping students overcome challenges, persevere through adversity and gain confidence in their skills. Many educators are concerned that students’ social-emotional skills may slip during this challenging time and that lack of attention to these skills will impact academic progress, now and when schools reopen. With this new grant program, Project Tomorrow is committed to helping elementary schools nationwide that serve students of color and students from high poverty communities by providing access to high quality social-emotional learning materials that can be used in school or at home to support young learners.
Los Angeles Program
With support from a Los Angeles based philanthropist and EQtainment, our first implementation of this new grant program is in Los Angeles County with 50 elementary schools. Project Tomorrow is pleased to announce that 31 schools have been awarded the opportunity to participate in the program and will comprise the first cohort group. The deadline has been extended and there is still time to nominate your school. Project Tomorrow is looking for an additional 25 to 30 schools to join the second cohort for program implementation. To be considered for the grant, a school principal or other administrator should complete the program nomination form. Project Tomorrow staff will contact schools selected to become part of the second cohort.
Each school selected will receive 10 classroom sets of resources to support social-emotional learning in preK to 4th grade classrooms. Each classroom set includes a grade level curriculum, lesson plans, engaging videos, and fun games and activities to help young students develop healthy social and emotional skills during this upcoming school year. Your teachers will receive training on how to use the curriculum and resources and have access to an online professional learning community managed by Project Tomorrow. The curriculum and materials are adaptable for use in a physical classroom or a virtual classroom.
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