Graduation highlights

A look at our Building 21 Graduations "Now, today is not just a graduation ceremony - today is a tribute. Some of you may be wondering what the difference is. A graduation is a ceremony that awards diplomas or degrees, but a tribute on the other hand, is [...]

Empowered and Engaged: Reflections on Teaching in this Moment

“We have a clear mandate that our end of high school learning goal for our students is to create empowered and engaged citizens. Every piece of our model, every skill in every competency we teach culminates in how does learning lead to empowerment and engagement outside of the classroom in all of the communities [...]

TriChange: Part III

David Sparrow, Director of Behavioral Health, Building 21 Philadelphia Earlier this month, David Sparrow and Building 21's TriChange Model were featured on the Philadelphia Learning Collaborative blog. This final piece captures part III of our TriChange series. This excerpt highlights preliminary outcomes to date and provides recommendations for schools thinking about this approach. While [...]

By |2020-10-07T14:29:58-04:00July 13th, 2020|Relationships, Resource|0 Comments

TriChange: Part II

"If a student knows they’re cared about, then it makes all the difference. Reach the person first, and then you can teach him or her anything." Earlier this month, David Sparrow and Building 21's TriChange Model were featured on the Philadelphia Learning Collaborative blog. The excerpt below captures part II of [...]

By |2020-10-07T14:30:23-04:00June 15th, 2020|Building 21 News, Relationships, Resource|1 Comment

TriChange: Part I

Here at Building 21, we aspire to be innovative in our approach to behavioral health. Over this past year, we have consolidated our efforts in Restorative Practices, Trauma-Informed Care, and Cultural Competency into a model which we call the “TriChange Model”. Our new tripartite model builds on our core design principle - relationships are [...]

By |2020-10-07T14:29:33-04:00April 25th, 2020|Relationships, Resource|1 Comment

All the KINGS Men: Peer Mentoring at Building 21 Philadelphia

Faced with his students’ needs, young people of color needing supports in school that go beyond academics, Kevin Gold started something - a weekly lunch group for four young men. It was simple; they met for lunch, shared their stories, their challenges. They went deep, talked about being targeted in school, feeling like people [...]

By |2020-04-25T09:53:57-04:00September 24th, 2019|Personalized Learning, Relationships|0 Comments
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