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"Since I walked in your class in 10th grade my life changed completely. You encouraged me, and motivated me without knowing it. I've never met such a wonderful person in my life like you and without your help I'd probably be homeless with no education and no purpose for life. Because of you I am now a better person and I can fulfill my dream to become an OB/GYN. My major in college is Biology and just to say the word college is amazing because college was never an option for me. You have helped me in so many ways. I miss your inspiration so much."

- Cherelle, 18 years old, 2009

Hi, I’m Kristen Miller.

Following a three-year engineering career, I spent 13 years in education teaching predominantly high school mathematics, AVID and Career Technical Education, and serving as a middle school Vice Principal in Northern California. Seeing a huge need for high quality social and emotional interventions, systems and supports, I created a youth empowerment organization, With Heart Project (WHP), to work alongside schools and districts promoting Social-Emotional Wellness (SEL), Restorative Practices (RP), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In my inaugural year, I partnered with a high poverty middle school in Northern California to create and implement practices, processes, and procedures to decrease student suspension rates and increase academic achievement. Our results were remarkable. Our efforts yielded a 79% growth in Common Core Mathematics achievement, as well as reduction in discipline and attendance infractions, increase in GPA, and increase in math and reading grade levels among at-risk students.