Opportunities for academic, social and emotional growth set our kids up for success.
Our kids spend much of their time in school, which makes it an important place for closing the opportunity gap. We support a trauma-informed approach, looking at the whole student and supporting their academic, social and emotional growth.
This includes acknowledging the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that is, traumatic experiences of abuse, neglect or household disruptions like divorce and incarceration that occur before the age of 18 and can create lifelong challenges to health and wellness.
“If you’re familiar with trauma and the brain, the number one thing that can overcome some of that destructive trauma — trauma that comes from generational poverty, from chronic stress — is unconditional love.”
Hutchinson REACH teacher Rhoda Hubbard
Hutchinson Public Schools channels a local spirit of collaboration in two innovative programs to set up students of all economic backgrounds for success – TigerPath Academies and the REACH Program.
REACH is an elective class that helps students experience success by learning new life skills to overcome challenges. TigerPath Academies is a career pathways initiative that connects students to local businesses and exciting career options starting in ninth grade.Read the Story