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The Westbrook-Windham Restorative Learning Program
~To provide quality after-school and summer programming that addresses and nurtures the social, emotional, and academic needs of students facing hardships in their school community.
The Restorative Learning Program (RLP) project serves 60 Windham and Westbrook students, grades 6-12, who would otherwise be disconnected from school due to long suspensions, expulsions, and/or truancy. RLP is a short-term intervention for students in educational crisis.
The program acts as a circuit breaker to break the cycle of negativity in school. It helps to reconnect students who have fallen through the cracks as well as provides an alternative to long-term suspensions and expulsions.
Through the school year students attend RLP Monday-Thursday for 4 hours a day for academic remediation and continuity, researched-based strategies for social and emotional development, and restorative justice to foster internal locus of control.
We work closely with the sending school to ensure students are remaining academically on track or are provided with necessary remediation. Our daily “Life 101” groups uses the blueprint model program, Project Towards No Drugs (TND), to help students learn skills to increase their success upon return to their sending school.
RLP also helps to reengage parents in their child’s education. At this stage of school disruption, many of the parents are just as disenfranchised as their child and have negative feelings towards the school. Through RLP parents become actively engaged in helping their child increase his/her success in school.
In the summer, RLP offers an extended learning opportunity called the Summer Adventure Academy. This program incorporates academics, pro-social skill development, and adventure-based learning activities.
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