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Turnaround for Children connects the dots between science, adversity and school performance to catalyze healthy student development and academic achievement.

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The Science of Adversity

Dr. Pamela Cantor explores the impact of stress on learning.

Turnaround raises awareness about and addresses the challenges that affect any school facing adversity, particularly those in high-poverty communities.


Develop Tools and Services

Develop tools and services to accelerate healthy student development and academic achievement in schools serving high concentrations of children impacted by adversity.


Expand Reach

Determine effective and scalable approaches for sharing our strategies and services with more schools and students.


Prompt Action

Raise awareness about the impact of adversity on learning, build credibility, and drive demand for tools and strategies that together accelerate healthy student development and academic achievement.

Science explains the connection between poverty and performance – it is key to understanding the problem and also key to the solution.

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Tools for Educators

Our tools and insights are in service of equity, rooted in science, tested in schools and transferable to any classroom facing adversity.

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