Grades K-8

The Let Grow Project

Encourage social-emotional learning through independence.

Kids can do amazing things when adults step back and let them. The Let Grow Project encourages students to go home and do something new on their own like climb a tree, babysit, or make a meal. Simply by being independent they are analyzing situations, evaluating consequences, and overcoming obstacles. Independence leads to new problem-solving, resilience—and joy.

Watch the the powerful transformation that happens when you give K-8 students some independence!

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Help unleash students’ natural curiosity and independence. Interested and engaged kids are better learners inside and outside the classroom.

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Strengthen the parent-to-school connection and encourage families to see their children as capable and confident instead of overly dependent.

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Flexible, equitable activities work for students of all ages and in all types of communities.

The Let Grow Project was a huge benefit to our students and probably more importantly—to our parents.  Giving kids responsibilities and the freedom to carry them out is crucial to children’s development.  In today’s culture of helicopter parenting, projects like this help parents re-evaluate what their kids are capable of doing independently.

Bring the Let Grow Project to Your School.

Get our free implementation guide, which includes teacher instructions, a parent letter, and 100+ activity ideas. All our materials are available in English, Spanish, and as interactive digital files.

Let Grow Project Implementation Guide for Educators

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See How the Let Grow Project Transformed this Middle School

With anxiety at an all-time high for young adults, this middle school teacher found that the Let Grow Project was a great way to help. Watch the video to see how it make a big difference in her students’ lives.

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