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2014_May

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Charlotte - 
Here We Come!
Fourth Replication Site Slated to Open August 2014

We're finally ready to announce that WINGS is growing again, this time to Bruns Academy in Charlotte, NC! Read more!

Free Social Skills
Anti-Bullying Kit

In light of the most recent school shootings, we're sharing our popular Anti-Bullying Kit. Use some of our tips and techniques to help your kids combat bullying.  View Here.

WINGS Watch

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Have 3-minutes to be moved and watch others move? Watch a terminally-ill woman get a surprise of a lifetime. #priceless Watch now!

She Has WINGS
Maya Angelou

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What a woman! May mourns the loss of the heart-smart poet who helped shine a light on the kind of work we do. Fly high Dr. Angelou -  you have WINGS. Read more.

WINGer Snapshot
Josh Van Kirk
Atlanta Development Associate

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"I couldn't be more thrilled to join WINGS. From our exceptional staff and board to the outstanding students we serve, this is a first-rate organization that fills every day with inspiration and I'm proud to be a part of it."
Read more about Josh!

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Thank You!

May 6th was Give Local America's online day of giving. WINGS participated in Lift The Lowcountry and raised more than $90,000 (that number hasn't been incentivized yet!) and blew past our goal of getting 80 gifts by nabbing 147 in 24 hours. THANK YOU, Friends!

Partners & Publicity

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Our friends at Ashoka featured WINGS as "an after school program that revolutionizes how we teach our kids empathy." See the post here. 

 

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April

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Did you feel that
EQ Earthquake?
This spring has seen an Emotional Intelligence groundswell

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Free Social Skill
SEL on the Road: Your car as a classroom



Parents spend so much time in the car with their kids, driving to school, sports carpools, visiting friends and family, or traveling for spring break. Here are some road trip games that can be tweaked to bring in valuable Social and Emotional Learning. Read More!

WINGS Watch

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This "Unsung Hero" commercial from Thai Life Insurance illustrates what happens when people do the right thing: they receive emotions. Watch it!

He Has WINGS
Billy Lutz

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This model/accountant turned skateboarder and clothing entreprenuer teaches WINGS kids at Heritage Elementary School in Atlanta that true happiness is not just a pipe dream. Billy, you have wings! 
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WINGer Snapshot
Anthony Gregg, 22

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"You know, when I look in the mirror every day, I don’t see a reflection of myself; I see a reflection of WINGS. My attitude about other people has changed significantly..." 
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Meet Titiana

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Titiana is a 4th grader at Main Street Elementary School in Lake City, SC. "I like Choice Time because it teaches me it's okay to be myself and it's okay to be different."  Read More!
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Recent Grants

  • NoVo Foundation
  • Publix
  • Arby's Foundation
  • Allstate
  • Church of Christ Our King
  • Charitable Society of Charleston

Partners & Publicity

WINGS is featured in new SEL Resource Guide by TASC & ExpandED Schools – and we’re the only after school program featured! TASC brings schools and communities together to expand the school day, because every student deserves a great public education.

Check it out here 
& download your own copy.


One More Thing... 

We're Hiring! 
See list of positions here

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