Jahara Davis grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina Central University with an undergraduate degree in English Literature. She began teaching in 2014 and in 2018 she received her 1st award for Teacher of the Year & made it to the top 9 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County by becoming the 2017-2018 PROJECT LIFT Learning Community Teacher of the Year…
The Black experience in the United States in the western world is based on historical and systemic racism from slavery, colonization, and Jim crow AND one of reSELience from building social movements, cooperative economic structures, and culture that prioritizes and heals Black people.
The #BlackSELSummit Aims to highlight and elevate the voices of African American people in the social-emotional field.
2022 Summit Update:
We are positively overwhelmed by the support we received for our BlackSEL Summit 2022! So many came out to be in a community with like-minded Black SEL proponents & allies. A huge thank you once again to our attendees, speakers, volunteers and sponsors!
Culturally relevant, research-based SEL resources matter, especially for black youth. Black SEL was launched to intervene in these systems to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by providing needed skills and resources for school communities.
We rely on the generosity of corporate and private sponsors to help us achieve our goals. We are grateful for each sponsor’s passion for our mission and desire to support those in need.
Black SEL is about acknowledging the ways that SEL competencies have been present in black communities long before the designation or study of social-emotional learning.