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Whole Child, Whole Life is for adults who are doing their best to care for kids at work, in community, and at home. We want to join you on that journey and support you however we can.


We are available to work with you and your team to put the whole child, whole life principles and practices into action. 

Know what you want? Send your request to 

Unsure? Read more about what Stephanie and Manuel each have to offer.

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Work With Stephanie

Do you want to work with Stephanie? Through her consulting shop, First Quarter Strategies, Stephanie works from"school house to White House" to put the principles and practices of Whole Child, Whole Life into action.


Areas of experience and interest 

  • whole child approaches

  • youth mental health and student supports

  • child and youth well-being

  • youth farthest from opportunity (e.g., systems-involved)

  • science of learning and development

  • personalized and competency-based learning

  • work-based and community-based learning

  • school-community partnerships

  • coalitions, children's cabinets, and collective impact efforts

  • state, district, and school policy

  • cross-system partnerships focused on children and education

To learn more, check out her website, or send a note of interest to

Work With Manuel

Do you want to work with Manuel? He offers a variety of workshops and talks on visual thinking, creativity, and sketchnoting. He is available to capture your ideas, professional journey, or presentation in his unique and playful illustration style. For more information and examples of his work, check out his website, or send a note to with your interest and needs.

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