HISD launches pilot program designed to help students improve self-esteem

Houston Independent School District has partnered with tech platform Enrichly for a 10-week pilot program at 12 HISD campuses focused on building self-esteem, etiquette, and financial literacy.

Enrichly is designed to help students improve their confidence and overall well-being by presenting them with curriculum in a gamified and engaging manner. 

The partnership is being funded by the HISD Police Department as part of their ongoing effort to build stronger relationships with their campus communities.

“The HISD Police Department is excited to continue working on various ways to work towards positive outcomes in our schools,” said HISD Chief of Police Pedro Lopez. “This collaboration will expand the tools available for early prevention and intervention in areas that students are facing head on every day before situations escalate further.”

Enrichly also partners with celebrities and professional athletes to host live events and webinars for students.

Houston Rockets Jae’Sean Tate was eager to share his past experiences working with Enrichly during a self-esteem camp he attended.

“I’ve been through a lot of things in my career and in my life, and without self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today,” said Tate. “If I could just come and reach one little mind, then the day has been successful.” 

HISD’s five-year strategic plan focuses on the need for students support to assist the whole child and this program aims to continue these efforts.