Feb 20, 2017

City Connects Video: The "Whole Child" Approach in Action at Mason Elementary


Rooted in developmental science research, City Connects is a national model that addresses the out-of-school challenges, such as poor health care or lack of enrichment programs, which prevent low-income students from learning and thriving. Using a “whole child” approach across multiple dimensions—intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical—the program measures lasting effects on students in school and later in life. In this video, City Connects Executive Director Mary Walsh and Site Coordinator Julia MacEwan join Lynch School of Education and Human Development faculty members Henry Braun, Eric Dearing, and Deoksoon Kim to discuss this program that builds “the proverbial village around the child.”

Student support helps low-income children thrive