What does it mean to cultivate the next generation of community organizers and game-changers? At times, rather than supporting youth in exercising their agency today,
When Black students can see themselves in their teachers, a strong community bond is formed. This can help build an environment of support around both
Why is it Important for Students to Feel a Sense of Belonging at School? ‘Students Choose to be in Environments That Make Them Feel a Sense of Fit,’ Says Associate Professor DeLeon Gray
When students feel a sense of belonging in the classroom, it can increase their educational success and motivational outcomes in multiple ways, and teachers can
Evolve Belonging Policies and Practices that Don't Serve Students Well
Several research studies recognize the centrality of belonging for increasing students’ achievement behavior, academic performance, positive emotions, and wellness. Our award-winning framework stands out because we take an ecological approach to student motivation, placing an emphasis on the ways that structural realities can be addressed to ensure that students have opportunities to belong.