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Kindness in Motion

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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED 2016 Changemaker Award

 See 2021's kindness in motion celebration on youtube!Welcome to the 2021 Kindness in Motion Celebration | June 7, 2021

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The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Facebook have teamed up to sponsor this award to recognize existing programs that improve the social and emotional learning of high school students.

As a result of winning this award, we have been invited to attend the 2016 InspirED Social and Emotional Learning Summit on October 7th and 8th at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo, CA.

The Summit is the next step toward the goal of fostering a nation-wide movement for emotional well-being in schools.  Northwestern’s team of three administrators and four students will join teams from nine other high school award winners from across the country for this exciting endeavor.

We will be working closely with other students, educators, administrators, social and emotional learning experts, and thought leaders to empower young people to create their own positive emotional experiences and learning environments.

Our team will be attending workshops, panels, and discussions that will provide a opportunities for our students and administrators to guide improvements the social and emotional learning opportunities here at Northwestern. 

Conversation topics will focus on school climate, sharing best practices, creating action plans, youth leadership and project implementation.

It is an honor and a privilege to win this award for our Kindness in Motion Program!  Please follow these links to learn more about the 2016 Social and Emotional Learning Summit:

Kindness in Motion Grant Application (PDF)

I am so proud of all of the students who participated in our program.  I am grateful to our administrators, staff members, community members, Board of Education members and parents who supported these students with their projects.

I look forward to the 2017 Kindness in Motion Program!


Judy Palmer, Superintendent of Schools