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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL

LEARNING

Our mission is to provide social emotional learning through mentorship and guidance by teachers from the same demographics to children within the marginalized communities through an artform created by their culture.

SELF-AWARENESS

The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior.

RESPONSIBLE 
DECISION MAKING

The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on various considerations.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. 

RELATIONSHIP
SKILLS

The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

SOCIAL AWARENESS

The ability to take the perspective and empathize with others.

 

OUR APPROACH

Our program follows the Aspen Institute's recommendations by developmental and cultural alignment,  bridging programs to integrate them into a relevant community, and providing mentorship with leaders from their own neighborhoods and/or with similar backgrounds and challenges.

Our programming is divided into 3 sections:

1. Clinician led teachers training.

2. Classroom implementation

3. Evidence based measurement and evaluation

Our teachers training is composed of Trauma Informed, Cultural Humility (competence), Crisis Intervention and Empowerment Language Training. We use a “toolbox” for classroom implementation, a collection of life and dance lessons compiled from students and teachers, from which the instructor can pick from and teach for the class. 

This allows fluidity in the structure and encourages better engagement between the student and teachers. Our measurement and outcomes have been created utilizing resources from CASEL.

Our outcome measurements are based on the students' capabilities to:

1) To describe their own emotions and how it personally impacts them.

2) To manage their emotions.

3) To understand others' emotions.

4) To relate with others' emotions.

5) To use the tools learned in class in navigating through challenges in their life.

6) To grow as an individual in a positive way using tools provided to them in class.

We have previously operated through public schools in the Boston area and online private lessons for students in the city of Pittsfield. However, we are open to expanding our reach depending on the availability of our teachers as we are still in the piloting phase of our framework. 

More information in regards to our programming can be requested through an email to sel@theflavorcontinues.org.

 

MENTORS

Our mentors are recruited from our dance community based on merit and their level of engagement with their craft. We believe in having mentors who can relate to the student, thus establishing trust alongside a one on one relationship, is pivotal in doing this work. 

MacArthur Remy

Introductory

Mac focuses on introductory and basic foundational steps of learning, creating an approachable transition for students of all levels.

Brian Pistols

Breaking

Brian focuses on guiding lessons with an adaptable approach for students to experience artistic freedom, movement exploration,

and self-development.

Xavia Perkins

Krump

Xavia focuses on all levels of Krump with a discovery of the individual through an exploration of the art.

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Contact Us!

We value partnerships, and are open for communication, comments, and questions. If you’re interested in sponsoring, volunteering, becoming a teacher, working as an administrator, funding, partnering, or just want more information, please contact us at: sel@theflavorcontinues.org

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Support our Program

When supporting our programming, your contribution will go towards compensating the teachers, hosting sessions, an end of the year performance, supplies (notebooks, pencils, etc.), and administrative costs.