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SEL, Mentoring, Career Prep: Schools That Deliver What Parents Say They Want

The 74 highlights the innovative work at Blackstone Academy Charter School focused on student relationships and wellness.

At Blackstone Academy, a public charter school in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the same students meet daily with the same adult leader for multiple years, providing an opportunity to form deeper relationships than are often possible in conventional schools.

Many other Canopy schools integrate social and emotional learning throughout the academic curriculum. They offer mental health supports, train adults to recognize and respond to students who are impacted by traumatic stress, and pair students with an adult in school for regular individualized mentoring.