Location: Puerto Rico
Potential Impact: 29,000 teachers, 75,000 total staff, 380,000 students
Reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and still suffering from a lack of resources, Puerto Rico became a vital territory for Pure Edge to support.
We partnered with the PRDE in July 2018. In 2017, legislation, Law 85, passed that every student attending a PRDE school would be required to have 5 minutes of reflection (Fomentar la autoevaluación e introspección en la comunidad escolar al iniciar los trabajos con cinco (5) minutos de reflexión en todos los planteles educativos, conforme a la Ley 60-2009.”). Citing this law, Pure Edge has trained over 15,000 educators in brain breaks, mindful movement, the neuroscience of stress and Pure Power Prevention and Cue Centered Therapy Intervention Tiered System of Supports. Pure Edge has worked with all site principals, teacher leaders, health and wellness teachers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists. The island continues to rebuild, and we continue to serve its educators. The teachers on the ground understand the necessity of caring for themselves and their learners.
Due to this ongoing relationship, the PRDE team is now a part of CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative.