My students need a clean, comfortable and inviting counseling room with a microwave to help them and their families discuss sensitive social-emotional issues.
Our school is a low income school in the Belmont neighborhood of Bronx, NY. The majority of my students are academically and emotionally challenged and suffer from trauma and poverty. As a result, they exhibit depression, anxiety, and exhibit aggressive behaviors on a daily basis. Their parents and caregivers are also struggling and aren't always able to provide their children with the tools they need to even have a chance of success. A large number of our students are living in temporary housing and are traveling over an hour each way just to get to school.
As a school counselor, students come to my room when they are upset, agitated, angry, depressed and/or scared.
My room is also used as a space where I meet with families, students and agency workers. I would love to create a space in the school where they know they are coming to a comfortable, inviting, clean atmosphere, where parents know when they leave, their child is safe.
State testing is coming up. Students (and families) are more anxious than ever. They are coming to my room in droves. I work in a large school in the Bronx, where families do not have access to resources. My room is used as a meeting spot by many counselors and agencies to help students and their families. Faculty also comes to the counseling room to meet with parents to have difficult conversations about academics and social-emotional issues.
A new microwave & some cleaning supplies (napkins, tissues) would help to create an inviting environment so that when we are having hard conversations, they feel valued and safe.
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