At Red Bank Elementary, a Title 1 school with about 700 students, Annette Longoria Adams' primary duty is serving students with behavioral issues. Trained in mindfulness, Annette is able to teach students how to be aware and in control of their bodies and actions. When they are more aware, they are better able to self-regulate, be responsive rather than reactive, and make better choices. Those skills help keep them from repeating inappropriate behaviors.
Enter The UNFoundation. Our $2,500 will help Annette transform an unused room into a therapeutic, safe and dedicated space with a variety of interactive equipment and tools that provide students with personalized sensory input. What does that mean? We're going to help her buy things like a Beginner Yoga Poses Poster, a Hike & Seek Fred Crawling Tunnel, and a SensaRock Sensory Rocker. With these tools students can reset with Annette and return to class more calm and focused so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others.