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Our children are facing a mental health crisis.
Your support could make a difference.

Support for Educators and Mental Health Professionals on the Frontlines

School professionals are often the first to recognize signs of distress in students, but limited resources and training can leave them feeling unequipped. Through our trainings and individualized coaching, we empower them to recognize and challenge biases within themselves and in the school environment, and to deliver culturally responsive instruction and mental health services, in order to best support the mental health of the youth under their care.

Communities of Care for Black Male Youth

Black students are 20% more likely than their peers to experience mental health problems, and suicide among Black male youth has risen 60% over the past two decades. Your support will allow us to convene communities of care for Black male youth across NYC, led by experienced CRJE facilitators, to address the negative effects of the discrimination they are facing in schools.

Youth-Adult Partnerships for Promoting Mental Health in Schools

In the program, we use the arts as a space for building youth’s power, so they can take action to influence the changes in their schools and communities that they deem most necessary for promoting their mental health. Critically, we utilize a youth-adult partnership model, in which adults are trained to share power with youth and work towards actualizing youth’s vision for a liberated school environment.

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Together, we can create a future where every child thrives, both academically and emotionally. Please visit our website to learn more about our work and how you can make a difference.

Thank you for your commitment to the mental health and well-being of our youth.

Frequently asked questions

Our Right to Smile

For over 20 years, the Center for Racial Justice in Education (CRJE) has worked to construct a new reality within our country’s public school system; a world where all young people learn and thrive in equitable and affirming educational spaces. CRJE’s partnerships with districts, schools, organizations, and community members result in empowered educators and leaders who are better equipped to shift classroom dynamics, re-write curriculum, and redesign institutional policies and practices in support of all students.