SEA program promotes team-building activities

Thursday, June 06, 2019

When Matt Rodgers teaches a student to paddle a kayak or catch a fish, he has specific skills he wants the student to learn. However, his real lesson plan is much larger.

"We are trying to take students that are struggling in school, that don't want to come to school, that are threatening to be dropouts, and we are trying to get them invested through building relationships with each other and with the school social workers," Rodgers, a social worker with Goodhue County Education District, said.

To do this, he and other staff members frequently use a program called Student Educational Adventures - SEA, a program housed in the River Bluff Education Center near Red Wing High School. The SEA program is partially funded by GCED and receives significant support from United Way.

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