Wellesley’s Challenge Success initiative will launch later this month in an effort broaden the definition of what success means for the educational system and community.
The program, which has came about through support of the Wellesley High School PTSO and Wellesley Education Foundation, will put an emphasis on teaching resiliency and exploring methods to better engage students both at school and at home.
Wellesley Public School administrators, educators, students and parents went to Stanford University last fall to attend a conference on Challenge Success. And WHS students this past week were invited to take part in the Stanford Survey of Adolescent School Experience, results of which will help shape the WHS-Challenge Success partnership.
The real kick-off event for 2017 will be a presentation titled “The Well-Balanced Student: Academic, social and emotional skills kids need to succeed now and in the future” that will be held at the Wellesley High School library on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7pm. Challenge Success Co-Founder Denise Pope, a former high school English teacher and current senior lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, will be discussing the program.