For many young people, school provides a constant supply of stress: homework, projects, and tests. But academic pressures usually pale in comparison to children's worries about social situations and relationships.
Enter Rachel Weinstock - aka Ms. Rainbow Fairy - to the rescue.
An inspirational speaker, an award-winning educator, and a multi-talented artist, Rachel has spent more than 15 years empowering school communities to create safe and inclusive spaces for young people.
In the summer of 2020, Rachel launched the Pre-Teen Club - an online community for people aged 11-14. Each week, the group joined a video session to engage in meaningful conversations and participate in fun activities. Due to the positive response from families, Rachel continued the program throughout the fall and then offered two more Pre-Teen Club groups in January 2021.
On April 15, Disco co-founder Candice Faktor welcomed Rachel for a lively discussion about passion projects, social platforms, and learning experiences.
When speaking about her motivation to organize the Pre-Teen Club, Rachel articulated her belief in using personal values as a guide for professional decisions. As she poetically framed the idea: "my heart is my boss."
Without question, Rachel has a big heart. She has big dreams, too, as you'll learn in this 1-minute clip from her Disco Creator Session.