Turnaround for Children

Our hope is that one day all children in the United States will attend schools that prepare them for the lives they choose.

The Problem

Too many students are behind in school and too many schools don’t know what to do about it. Today in America, there are tens of thousands of students attending schools that are not preparing them with the skills they need to graduate, go to college, get a job and live the lives they choose. Most of these schools are in high-poverty communities. Instead of asking children to beat the odds, let’s use science to change the odds.

The Solution

Turnaround translates the science that explains the impact of stress on learning into tools and strategies for students and schools. These strategies aim to stabilize the learning environment, reduce stress and increase engagement in learning. They make it possible for schools to personalize learning by helping children develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills and mindsets they will need for success in school and in life.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

Turnaround for Children

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