New Social and Emotional Learning Initiative from the Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education Boosts Pre-Teen Confidence

'Amazing Me’ Elementary School Initiative Offers Research-Based Curriculum Resources for Educators, Students, and Families
Sep 17, 2020 8:00 AM ET
Press Release

SILVER SPRINGS, Md., Thursday, September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Research finds that 70-80% of girls do not share their opinions or try out for extracurricular activities due to low body confidence. Poor body image also negatively impacts academics, making it difficult to concentrate in class or participate in class discussions. To address this issue, the Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education present Amazing Me – a new initiative boosting 4th and 5th grade student’s body confidence through no cost digital social and emotional learning resources.

Amazing Me delivers the best in social and emotional learning (SEL), health, and confidence-building content for educators teaching grades 4-5. The new standards-aligned resources are specifically designed for educators and families to build life-long body confidence and self-esteem in students with research-based curriculum supplements.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Discovery Education to expand our Dove Self-Esteem Project curriculum to elementary school children for the first time. Our research tells us that increasingly children’s self-esteem can start to decline and appearance pressures begin from as young as five years’ old, so it’s critical for us to provide educational resources to help young children to boost their self-esteem and body confidence, enabling them to reach their full potential,” said Hannah Burns, Dove Self-Esteem Project Lead USA.

Supporting distance and hybrid learning models, Amazing Me offers a suite of resources for educators and communities, including:

  • Family Activities: Empower parents and guardians with interactive digital materials that support a foundation of emotional and physical wellbeing in students’ day-to-day lives.

  • Virtual Field Trip: Premiering November 12th, 2020, the Body Positivity Virtual Field Trip (VFT) introduces students to peer stories exploring how to be kinder to themselves and each other. 

  • And more: Starting Spring 2021, tune in for even more content, including digital lesson bundles covering key topics from standing up to bullying and communication to body image and identity, plus a suite of classroom activities to supplement learning.

“Amazing Me helps kids love themselves and be kind to others," said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. "The thoughtful social and emotional learning content designed for anywhere learning catalyzes student’s self-esteem and grows peer-to-peer empathy. With resources like these, kids can construct the confidence needed to succeed and overcome challenges.”

Amazing Me program resources are accessible at AmazingMeSelfEsteem.com and through Discovery Education Experience. Find more about Discovery Education’s social and emotional resources and information in the Wellness channel of Discovery Education Experience.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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Dove Self-Esteem Project

The Dove Self-Esteem Project was created with a mission to help the next generation build a positive relationship with the way they look—helping young people raise their self-esteem and realize their full potential. Dove has reached more than 60 million young people globally with body confidence and self-esteem education since 2004; and together, we can reach even more.  Our goal is to reach ¼ of a Billion by 2030. We’ve partnered with leading experts in the fields of psychology, health, and body image to create a program of evidence-based resources, including parenting advice, to help young people form healthy friendships, overcome body image issues, and be their best selves. Learn more about the Dove Self-Esteem project and download resources at dove.com/selfesteem.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contacts

Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com