In this week’s episode, Maria Barrera shares how she discovered a mental health crisis and was determined to help solve the issues that were affecting students, teachers, and the community.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Creating a business based on a community need
- Partnering with schools to assist in crisis
- Resources to battle mental health
About Maria Barrera:
Maria is the founder of Clayful, a company on a mission to help kids build the skills and resilience to tackle anything that comes their way.
Throughout her career in education, technology, and human resources, she has always been focused on solving big problems in complex systems. Now, she is tackling the biggest problem of all – the mental health crisis.
Maria’s dedication to helping others is rooted in her own experiences. She ran her first coaching session when she was just 15, and has always found joy in coaching others through everyday life stressors and challenges. Her passion for education led her to start a tutoring company while getting her engineering degrees at Stanford University, and to working with thousands of districts as a member of the founding team at Nearpod.
With Clayful, Maria is bringing together education, technology, and healthcare in a way that is helping kids improve their mental wellness, regardless of socio-economic status.
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