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Michigan Cares – Social, Emotional & Mental Health Education for Michigan Schools

Navigate360 Partners with Michigan Virtual

Navigate360 is proud to partner with Michigan Virtual to help Michigan schools implement state-funded social-emotional learning and mental health curriculum to improve student engagement rates, mitigate learning loss, and provide direct support for student mental health.

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“We’re honored to partner with Michigan Virtual and the state of Michigan to offer social and emotional learning and mental health resources for Michigan students this coming school year,” said Navigate360 CEO, JP Guilbault.“This program will provide students, teachers and parents a valuable resource to help students deal with the toll on their mental wellbeing during this challenging time as we face the continuing public health crisis.”

The emotional implications of the global pandemic have taken a serious toll on students, compounding anxieties around physical, social, and emotional safety. To address the needs of Michigan’s youth, the state of Michigan provided funding for the launch of the Michigan Cares program, with lessons designed to support K-12 students.

“Thanks to funding from the state of Michigan, the successful Michigan Cares program, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been expanded to give schools and districts even more functionality.”
Jamey Fitzpatrick, president & CEO of Michigan Virtual

Michigan Cares – Supporting Emotional Safety & Mental Wellbeing for Michigan Students

Michigan Cares is a program that offers educators and families free digital education designed to develop positive mental health, as well as vital social and emotional skills that serve students well beyond graduation. These skills include things like:

  • Stress management
  • Emotional self-care
  • Developing healthy coping techniques
  • Feeling and showing empathy for others
  • Working through their differences

The education also provides teachers with lessons on self-care, as well as resources for parents.

“The Michigan Cares program provides Michigan students crucial resources for social and emotional learning,” said Senator Wayne Schmidt, 37th district, and chair of the K-12 and Michigan Department of Education Appropriations. “I was proud to support funding for this program so that Michigan students would have access to these resources during the 2021-2022 academic year. I hope school districts, teachers and educators across Michigan will encourage use of this valuable program this coming year.”

SEL – Evidence-Based Curriculum Improving Student Outcomes

Social-emotional learning has seen a dramatic increase in adoption by schools, as research suggests SEL can lead to dramatic improvements in academic performance, student behavior, and outcomes well-beyond a student’s K-12 years.

Discover How SEL Can Benefit Your Schools

We encourage you to learn more about the success of the Michigan Cares program, our partnership with Michigan Virtual, and take advantage of free SEL resources for schools. Additionally, you can discover more about our Social-Emotional Learning, Behavioral Intervention, and Restorative Curriculum here.

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