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We Are Rose Park is a school-university partnership between Rose Park Elementary School and the University of Utah’s Department of Educational Psychology. A focus of this collaboration is to improve students’ self-efficacy and academic persistence attitudes by enhancing their sense of belongingness in school. We Are Rose Park implements curriculum centered on enhancing positive racial-ethnic identity development and awareness of sociocultural issues that affect students’ everyday lives. In this biweekly program, participants engage in interactive discussions, experiential activities and arts-based projects intended to promote creativity, self-awareness, empathy, and community building.  Our hope is to help students who may feel school is not for “kids like us,” draw connections between what they learn in the classroom to their own cultural contexts. 

Last Updated: 11/9/17