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Chalkbeat: Caring Adults Helped Me Turn My Life Around. Here’s What I Owe the Next Generation of Struggling Students.

CIS Student Supports Manager Diamond Howard shares the impact that caring adults had in her life in a Chalkbeat essay, published on November 1, 2021. She also gives her perspective on the importance of supporting students’ needs holistically.

“My mantra for students this year is ‘you owe yourself consistency and effort,’ and I also owe my students that,” Diamond writes. “Caring adults show up for students by building positive, developmental relationships, being inquisitive, and championing young people’s resilience.”

Read the full essay here.