Keisha Jones

At WINGS we’re focused on providing kids with the social and emotional tools they need to soar well into adulthood. But an added bonus for us is being able to reach our WINGS staff with those same life skills. Keisha Jones, who soared on our staff for five years—two as a WINGSLeader and three as a Program Director—proves that being socially and emotionally sound can help you tackle anything life throws your way. Read more.

Encouraging Kids to 'Show Their ID'

Playing the blame game is something we are all guilty of at one time or another, but at WINGS we encourage kids to "show their ID," taking responsibility for their actions, good or bad.
Try this with kids.


This year commit to being your own best company. There’s an art to feeling comfortable and happy solo, and it’s not hard to master…promise!

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More Research Proving Kids Need What We Teach

As the Obama administration charges forward with plans focused on getting more kids to college and into the workforce, research shows that many of our kids aren’t emotionally ready for the stresses and challenges that each present. This unfortunately is no surprise to us, but we couldn’t agree more with the research that points to social and emotional curriculum as a tool to fully prepare kids for adulthood.

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Alisha is one of our second graders at James Simons Elementary. A member of the Egrets nest, Alisha is extra special—managing her emotions like a pro after only six months with WINGS.

Read why she’s so great!

"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us."

-Ben Franklin


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