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20th birthday & ‘Champion of Children’s Wellbeing’ WINGS turned 20 this year and for 20 years we’ve been helping kids reach the sky. To celebrate, we collected 20 stories of inspiration, hope and learning that make us soar. Watch, read and view our 20 stories for 20 years. The icing on our cake came last week when Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named WINGS a ‘Champions of Children’s Wellbeing.” Out of 289 applicants from 49 states, we were one of 10 chosen. Read full press release on ‘Champion of Children’s Wellbeing.’ Happy birthday to us!

has-wings-img-oct.pnghas-wings-2016.pngPiotr Malachowski Piotr is a two-time Olympic athlete who won a silver medal in Rio this year. Not only is he incredible at shot put, he just sold his medal to help a family in need. When a woman wrote a letter to let the athlete know her son needed $126,000 for cancer treatment, he sold his Olympic medal to help. Read more.

New_DIY_image.jpgfree-social-skills-2016.pngIt’s the little things…. That tend to drive us insane! Our Social and Emotional Learning Coaches share how to “disregard & divert” your attention away from the negative behavior that irks you towards the positive behavior you desire. Read more.

watch-img-oct.pngwings-watch-16.pngKids Consoling Kids  ICYMI: Take a look at this genuine example of how to have compassion in victory. Watch here.

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Recent Press
The Reflective Principal: How Struggling Students Can Soar
NAESP’s Principal Magazine | October 2016

Focus on Social-Emotional Learning Leads to Improved Attendance, Behavior
Education Week | October 2016

Hornets Star Michael Kidd Gilcrest Helps Kids in ‘Right Direction’
WDAM7 |  October 2016

WINGS for kids Celebrates 20th Anniversary with National Expansion, Significant Impact on Students

Live 5 News | September 2016

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Recent Grants
• Grace Episcopal Church
• Trident United Way
• Ladies Philoptochos Society #5030
• Singing for Change
• Open Grants
• Boeing Employees Community Fund
• Bennett Thrasher Foundation
• United Way of Metro Atlanta
• Coastal Carolina CFC
• Atlanta Foundation
• Mark Elliot Motley Foundation
• Publix

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