We’re helping by crowd-sourcing materials needed to create Restoration Stations in each classroom and improve the sensory rooms.

“Trauma-sensitive classrooms often offer a “comfort zone” to their students, a safe space where children can retreat and calm down.”

This important practice can help students at Bethune Elementary, many of whom come from communities plagued by gun violence, generational poverty, and other elements that children should never have to experience. Many have experienced several traumas at early ages ,which research shows has a negative impact on their ability to learn and grow healthy. School can be a place where their fears and anxieties are soothed through trauma-informed activities that address pain points and offer alternative solutions to what they deal with. (Read more here)

Bethune Elementary needs our help, and North10 is happy to support this drive. We are asking for donations via purchases made through a carefully curated shopping list designed to furnish each classroom with the necessary items to build these restoration stations. With your help, the teachers at Bethune can better support the special needs of these bright children and improve their learning experiences.

Visit the wishlist here or enter http://bit.ly/RestoreBethune into your browser.

Make Bethune part of your holiday giving this year!