SERVICES OVERVIEW

We are glad that you want to develop a whole-school environment that welcomes open conversation about toxic stress. Our team will guide your teachers and support staff through training, ongoing support and classroom materials to become a Miss Kendra School.

WHY MISS KENDRA?

tHE BIGGEST CHANGE

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TEACHERS’ FAVORITE PARTS

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HOW HAVE STUDENTS REACTED?

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Impact: Hear from our partners at Sallie B. Howard School in Wilson, North Carolina

THE CURRICULUM

Each grade-appropriate Miss Kendra lesson is designed to be fun and engaging, while simultaneously making these important topics accessible to students. The Miss Kendra Programs Curriculum has 38 lesson plans designed to be delivered in 30-minute weekly sessions throughout the whole school year. Lessons illustrate various challenging circumstances and common emotions, giving students context for their own experiences, opinions, thoughts and feelings.

New in 2022, the Foundations program is a great way to introduce schools to the Miss Kendra program.  The Foundations program provides complete lesson PowerPoints through which teachers introduce topics such as worries and emotions, illustrated by fictional letters to Miss Kendra and hypothetical student experiences. Students learn through stories, building empathy and understanding for characters facing difficult feelings and challenges. Foundations gives school districts greater flexibility and an accessible toolkit to address and minimize the impact of trauma and toxic stress.

The Signature Miss Kendra Programs curriculum equips teachers through training, professional development and ongoing support to lead weekly Miss Kendra X lessons. Following teacher-led lessons, students write letters to Miss Kendra and to their families about their worries and strengths, discuss topics and share stories. The openness and caring fostered through Signature lessons allows children to share their worries and build capacity for both processing their own challenges and understanding the experiences of their peers.

AGE APPROPRiATE CURRICULUM

LEARN MORE

The Miss Kendra program provides a safe space for students to engage in open conversations about adversity. Structures are in place throughout the curriculum to facilitate both expression and containment of their lived experiences. Our team will provide you with everything you need to become a Miss Kendra School, including The Legend of Miss Kendra, Miss Kendra’s List, classroom posters, worry boards, Miss Kendra mailbox, red beads and Miss Kendra stamps. Get started today!

TEACHER, PRINCIPAL & PARENT TESTIMONIALS

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We have seen decreases in behavior; we have seen children speak their truths in letters to Miss Kendra and conversations on the carpet. To watch their faces after they speak their truths is like watching someone who has been trying to carry a large weight on their shoulders for a long time finally be able to put it down.
2nd Grade Teacher, Bearfield Primary School, Ahoskie, North Carolina
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Miss Kendra Programs provide a way for our students to give voice to their worries, and know our school is a safe place in which they could receive support.
Principal, Edgewood Magnet School, New Haven, Connecticut
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The best part of the Miss Kendra Programs is knowing that through the program we create opportunities for kids to share their stories and give them opportunities to talk about things that they may not otherwise have the chance to talk about.
Miss Kendra Counselor, Escambia County, Florida
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I have seen the worries melt off kids when they are able to write them down and the joy they experience getting a letter in return. Even my students who do not write letters love to hear who got a letter and support them, which does not happen often with my kiddos.
4th Grade Teacher, Spokane, Washington
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It is a very informative and open program with a great amount of resources supporting it. It has a great structure, a baseline to go off of, and fun activities for the students.
Kindergarten Teacher, Waterville, New York
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Students have a chance to share thoughts & feelings without feeling judged.
4th Grade Teacher, Murphy, North Carolina