Resilience Across Borders Grantee Spotlight

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2023 Award Amount: $35,000

Dr. Mary Alvord
Founder & President

Ariana Lobasso
Executive Director

PO Box 10282
Silver Spring, MD 20914-0282

Phone: 240.490.1358

Reducing Mental Health Inequities in Children of Color

The Resilience Builder Program aims to reduce mental health inequities in children of color from economically marginalized communities by expanding access using a school-based intervention. Improving resilience-based skills in youth is effective because it predicts a number of long-term positive outcomes, including positive mood, self-regulation, social competence, academic achievement, and even physical health outcomes. The program produces significant improvement in academic motivation, classroom engagement, study skills, interpersonal skills, and emotional self-regulation.