student stress is inevitable.

our curriculum helps them cope.

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Students are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety.

In a case study conducted by the Denver Public Schools Imaginarium Innovation Lab, they found that 85% of students reported experiencing stress and/ or anxiety caused by school on a daily basis. Yet, over 90% agreed that their school does not help them cope. Most teachers - the people on the front lines of this epidemic - have not received training or gained the tools to help their students cope until now.

Our Mission:

ASSET seeks to equip teachers with stress-reducing, resilience-boosting tools to help their students thrive.

Our Vision:

We envision a national school system where students flourish and their potential is not compromised by debilitating school-related stress.

Our Program:

We’ve created a unique “by teachers, for teachers” stress-reduction curriculum called Becoming Your Own ASSET that can be implemented in any classroom.

 
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This curriculum is composed of three modules: Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Positive Self-Talk. In each module there are several bite-sized social-emotional learning lessons that can be implemented at the beginning of an academic class, during a morning meeting, or before a test to mitigate stress. ASSET teachers have access to easy-to-follow scripts and corresponding presentations for each lesson, so there’s no extra work on their part to get started.

There are two ways to access the ASSET curriculum:

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Individual Teacher Memberships

At just $50/year, ASSET is more affordable than most textbooks and includes ongoing access to:

  • 32 plug-and-play lesson plans

  • 32 corresponding presentations in Google Slides format

  • All updates, including new tools

  • Supporting worksheets + materials

  • ASSET’s growing Professional Development Digital Library

  • ASSET’s Recommended Implementation Schedule

  • Exclusive Monthly Newsletter of Tips & Tricks

  • Access to a supportive, private community of educators on Facebook

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School Partnerships

When partnered with your school, ASSET facilitates professional development workshops. In these workshops, educators learn about the philosophy and structure of the curriculum, experience and role-play tools, anticipate and troubleshoot issues, and plan their curriculum implementations. These sessions are great for educators who want to:

  • Deepen their understanding of student stress

  • Develop Mindfulness & Positive Psychology skills

  • Design their implementations with the ASSET team

  • Create a school-wide culture of resilience

See ASSET’S IMPACT IN THIS 3-MINUTE VIDEO.

Our Impact 

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92% of students report using asset tools inside or outside the classroom.

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82% of students want ASSET to continue at their schools. 

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ASSET IS Proven to significantly reduce STUDENTS’ STRESS and increase THEIR mindfulness awareness.  

 

testimonials from students & teachers


ASSET helps meet students’ emotional needs in order for them to excel academically and later on in life.
— Kimberlee Lamendola, Education Supports Manager @ Palmer Elementary in Denver, CO
I have students who have anxiety issues and have told me how they are using ASSET tools in other classes before high-stress events like tests. That’s a true sign it’s working!
— Beth Lakin, Teacher @ North High School in Denver, CO
One kid dropped my AP class because they thought, ‘I’m dumb.’ Another student would just freeze in class because they were so overwhelmed. I wish I had access to ASSET earlier.
— 11th Grade Teacher @ North High School in Denver, CO
Last trimester, I didn’t take [ASSET] and I had a C average. Once I started taking [ASSET] this trimester, I now have all A’s and B’s. The mindfulness part helps keep me in touch with myself and motivates me a lot to stay on top of what I am doing. It doesn’t make me stressed; it helps me control my stress. This school is super fast-paced and a lot of work. When we are able to [do ASSET] and slow down, this helps a lot. It helps me stay on top of what we have to do.
— Student at DSST in Denver, CO
The only thing I hear [when I get stressed] is “Study and you’ll be fine,” but I haven’t had any strategies to help with stress other than just study. I am so appreciative of Tessa’s program and having experienced ASSET’s tools.
— Student at North High School, Denver, CO
ASSET is the only thing I’ve ever learned about how to manage stress. It’s not really talked about [anywhere else] during the day to day.
— Student @ North High School in Denver, CO
[Denver Public Schools] should be using strategies like this in every school. ASSET was extremely helpful to me and our class in terms of managing stress and anxiety. Thank you, ASSET!
— Student @ North High School in Denver, CO
Really the only help I’ve gotten is in this class. I do have an IEP, so I mean it’s a different kind of help. It’s not meant to relieve stress but help. I get extra time on tests and so it doesn’t make me less anxious but it makes it less stressful. ASSET helps with both my stress and anxiety.
— Student at North High School, Denver, CO