Let Grow school programs make students more capable, confident, and resilient.
Free, ready-to-use student programs that happen outside the school day with little effort for teachers.
Build social-emotional skills to improve student behavior, school culture, and academic success.
Grow parent & community support with free resources and live workshops.
The Let Grow Project
A simple homework assignment asking kids to do something on their own with their parent’s permission. No matter what the #LetGrowMoment is, from making breakfast to going to a store alone, it will provide important experience in SEL and a building block for independence. Teachers can have students share or display their projects and use them in other curricular areas, like writing, public speaking, or art.
K – 8th Grade
Let Grow Play Club
A low or no-cost alternative to before and after-school activities and childcare. Schools open their gyms or playgrounds for self-directed free play before or after school with one or more adults who function as observers but don't coach or interfere, like lifeguards at a pool. The mixed-age play and long stretch of tech-free time provide important opportunities for social/emotional growth, especially as recess time during school dwindles.
K – 8th Grade
Think for Yourself Scholarships
Let Grow awards $8000 in scholarships to U.S. high school students every year. Students are invited to select one of our fun and intriguing questions and submit their 500-800 word essay response. A panel of judges selects the First Place ($5000 scholarship) and 3 Runners Up ($1,000 scholarship). Past winners' essays have been published in USA Today, The New York Post (twice!), The New York Daily News, and EdWeek.
Moral Courage College
A leadership program for students and teachers developed by award-winning educator Irshad Manji and customized to your unique school culture. In a college-like atmosphere of Socratic questioning and discussion, students learn to think for themselves, listen to diverse points of view, take disagreement as an invitation to further engagement, and mentor younger students in the art and science of growing into gutsy global citizens.
Let Grow Workshops
A fun and informative live presentation that explores how and why the experience of childhood has drastically changed, the resulting lack of childhood independence, and why parents, communities and society as a whole must do something about it. Workshops are a great way to launch Let Grow in your school or district or as a stand-alone event hosted by a community organization.
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