Kikori is pleased to announce the launch of a new Web App to broaden access to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities for educators just in time to make the most of the CARES Act funding this summer, which provided $110 billion to K-12 schools.
The Kikori app provides educators with resources and evidence-based activities to help students feel safe, connected, and excited about learning. The platform comes with over 400 team building activities aligned with SEL standards and 21st Century skills that can be applied to in-classroom, physical distancing and virtual settings. Many students have not been able to enjoy learning with their classmates since the start of the pandemic, but with the COVID-19 relief money, there is funding available to support student mental health, summer learning programs and software purchases for summer school programs this year.
“Students might be facing social and/or emotional challenges they have never encountered before. We want to welcome all students to our summer camp regardless of academic need or socioeconomic status. And this is why the resources and support offered by Kikori are invaluable to teachers--we have a wide range of activities at our fingertips...and we don’t have to work for them!”
-says Janine Potts, 1st grade teacher, West Shore Elementary School, Fenton, MI.
Schools around the country are already jumping on board to take advantage of Kikori’s curricular and social emotional offerings, including staff at 28 schools in the Santa Fe Public School District in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“We have a new opportunity to think differently about how we teach and educate our students that begins this summer. Experts, educators and parents alike agree that social emotional learning is paramount for our youth’s mental wellbeing,”
says Jenn Jevertson, the Prevention Coordinator forSanta Fe Public Schools.
“This is why we are thrilled to bring Kikori to schools in our district to support our educators to integrate experiential and interactive activities into the classroom.”
Kikori is an award-winning, female-founded, Public Benefit Corporation committed to democratizing experiential education and helping youths connect with themselves, others and the planet. Kikori was founded by University of New Hampshire Doctoral student, Kendra Bostick and Expeditionary Learning School Adventure Coordinator, Bryn Lottig. For more information, please visit www.kikoriapp.com.