Gilmartin students were officially introduced to Wingman. The Wingman Program for Schools cultivates a youth leadership program where students are empowered to take a lead in shaping Gilmartin's school climate. Student Leaders, chosen through teacher reccomendation, have begun training to develop classroom lessons that will focus on positive socio-emotional development. They will help lead peers to counter root causes of rejection, exclusion and isolation while helping to increase empathy and compassion.
Students had the honor of meeting Ian Hockley, the founder of Dylan's Wings of Change. The Wingman Program for Schools stems from Dylan's Wings of Change, a foundation established to honor the memory of Dylan Hockely, a young bright life taken too soon.
Grades 4-8 had the pleasure of egaging with guest speaker Eddie Slowikowski at our kickoff event. Eddie has been presenting for 24 years, empowering audiences through interactive story telling with a can-do spirit of an entrepenuer. He brings with him a message of resilience, leadership and strength finding.