Gov. DeSantis, first lady DeSantis announce new ‘resiliency’ curriculum for Florida students

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis and first lady Casey DeSantis announced new “resiliency” curriculum for Florida students during a news conference Friday at the Amway Center.

The program features prominent Florida athletes encouraging students and empowering them. It focuses on changing students’ mental health in a positive light.

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The state partnered with major sports teams throughout Florida, including the Orlando Magic, Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride.

The program will include lesson plans that focus on respect, empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, exercising and living by “the golden rule,” the first lady said.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.