May 9, 2024|1:00 pm ET

Safe, Connected, Ready to Learn: Designing School for Well-being

​Do your students feel safe, connected, and ready to learn?

​It’s undeniable—our kids are struggling. More than 80% of public schools reported the pandemic negatively impacted student behavior and social-emotional development, and more than 50% of middle and high school students report feeling depressed, stressed, or anxious.

​But it doesn’t have to be this way.

​Learning environments have the potential to counteract the negative impacts of stress and trauma, promote well-being, and provide children the skills they need to manage stress.

​Are you ready to break the cycle and start creating school environments with students, families, teachers, leaders, and community members where your students feel safe, connected, and ready to learn? Our new virtual workshop is for you. This 3-hour workshop will dive deep into a proven school model rooted in the belief that we can—and must—attend to the development of the whole child.

​Transcend’s Whole Child-Model, developed with Van Ness Elementary, a DCPS school, is a nationally-recognized model currently implemented in over 30 schools and several states nationwide. The Whole Child Model understands that children’s academic success is inextricably linked to their overall well-being; supports students physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively; and fosters important student skills and mindsets and an overall culture of well-being. 

Workshop highlights:

  • ​Develop an understanding of what it takes to create learning environments that set all students up to thrive
  • ​Learn strategies for engaging the community to ensure young people’s voices are centered when transforming the school experience
  • ​Explore a library of practical tools and resources to help you jumpstart change in your community

This opportunity is right for you if you:

  • ​Are deeply committed to equity and creating transformative learning experiences that set every child up to thrive
  • ​Want to engage stakeholders across your community in reimagining school culture 
  • ​Work in the education sector and want to learn more about proven whole-child practices and how they might apply to your current work

​Have questions about this event? Contact Sarah Nager.


Transcend is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates nationally.