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Wraparound Center celebrates ribbon-cutting

On Wednesday, October 24, Peoria Public Schools and its community partners celebrated the Wraparound Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the center.

 

The Wraparound Center began providing services to Peoria citizens in August. Located at Trewyn School, it’s in the heart of one of the city’s biggest areas of need – the 61605 zip code. This is the second-poorest zip code in Illinois and the 48th poorest zip code in the U.S. The Wraparound Center is a one-stop-shop providing supports and services to help residents confront the daunting challenges they face. By bringing the services of Peoria’s social service agencies to their neighborhood, we help empower Peoria families.

 

The Wraparound Center is an outgrowth of the District’s Social, Emotional Learning (SEL) program. In 2016 Peoria Public Schools began devoting resources to SEL for our students. Under the direction of SEL Director Derrick Booth, the district adopted a curriculum focusing on five competencies required for social and emotional health: self-awareness, self-management or regulation, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. Social emotional development is about strengthening one’s self-concept and building resistance. SEL is embedded in lessons that cover curiosity, courage, hope, confidence, friendship, belonging, kindness and more.

 

Please take the time to view this video on The Wraparound Center and view the photo gallery from the ribbon-cutting below.