RL hosts NPEA seminar on wellness of under-represented students
On Tuesday, 1 November, Roxbury Latin hosted a seminar with the National Partnership for Educational Access, an initiative started by The Steppingstone Foundation. The event focussed on supporting the social-emotional health of underrepresented students and brought together 50 educators, counsellors, and mentors from around Boston to discuss the well-being of students within this demographic.
As co-host, Director of Academic and Strategic Initiatives Andy Chappell joined Karin Elliot, NPEA executive director. After a brief overview of the institution's background and an introduction from the Headmaster, Andy moderated a panel consisting of an alumni, students and staff from educational programs, schools, and institutions in the Boston area or under the NPEA's partnership umbrella.
The three panelists included Mahamud Hashi (Class II); Edgar De Leon, Assistant Dean of Students at Noble and Greenough School and Director of his school's partnership with University of Massachusetts-Boston's Upward Bound program; and Shaina Omoroghomwan, an undergraduate at Boston College. All three shared insights on their journey through their schools, while offering feedback on each institution's support systems. After the panel, guests broke into small peer groups to discuss topics related to understanding, maintaining, and bettering the well-being of underrepresented students and their environments.