In October, students and staff at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus celebrated the “Week of Respect” being observed across New Jersey. Students started their day with a health and wellness exercise related to physical health, emotional well-being, socialization, or school readiness. Maintaining healthy mind and body habits helps students to better cope with peer conflicts. By learning how to better communicate and interact with others, students become more self-confident and can create a wider network of friends to rely on for support.
Y.A.L.E. staff members encouraged students to spread the word of respect across the school by hosting “Project Respect.” Each homeroom designed an original project, including videos, t-shirts, a cake, a comic book/poem door decoration, a wall of respect, and posters—related to the theme of respect.