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All Children Must Thrive: Nurturing Connection and Belonging

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All students deserve our best especially those who experience racial inequity, toxic stressors, cultural invalidation, homelessness, or other major life-traumas. Today’s students deserve adults who understand that student-learning will not be maximized until student social emotional wellness is prioritized. Yet inequities abound, and the most vulnerable students who most need resources are often the least likely to receive such support.

Here is a multilayered approach to think across racial and cultural differences to create an inclusive, affirming, respectful environment that supports students and their families holistically. We will focus on the psychological factors that influence the learning process and learn how to best demonstrate to young people that they do matter, and that they can thrive and reach their full potential.

Professor Tyrone C. Howard is a Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UCLA. He is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. His best sellers include “Race, Culture, and the Achievement Gap,” “Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males,” and “All Students Must Thrive –Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness.” Dr. Howard is considered one of the foremost experts on race, equity, access and education and the recipient of multiple teaching and research honors.

This event is part of GPS Black History Month, co-hosted by FUSE: Families United in Support of Excellence and Equity for all, especially students who identify as African-American or Black.


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