Houston County schools receive nearly $400,000 for social-emotional learning

Logofrom Second Step awarded the Houston County School District a $393,035 grant.

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – The Houston County School System is using grant dollars to teach social and emotional skills to students.

Logofrom Second Step awarded the school district a $393,035 grant. The grant will fund the Second Step program at Houston County’s 32 elementary and middle schools.

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This grant will expand the Second Step program which started in the 2018-2019 school year in all Pre-K and sixth grade classrooms.

According to a news release from the Houston County school system, Second Step uses social-emotional learning (SEL) to help transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.

The program integrates social-emotional learning, bullying prevention and child protection to form a cohesive foundation for a safe and supportive learning environment.

The grant will impact more than 21,300 children in grades Pre-K through 8.