E-NEWS

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Kellogg Foundation and Ballmer Group Invest in WINGS --Two new grants from Ballmer Group and W.K. Kellogg Foundation will support our innovative training models and programming that build social and emotional skills in children and adults. Ballmer Group’s investment supports our partnership program with Pomona Unified School District in California. A three-year grant from the Kellogg Foundation will fund a new in-school training model at five elementary schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. We have our work cut out for us but we’re ready to rise. Read the full press release here.

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A speech deserving of a standing ovation
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In case you missed it, or just want to watch it again, Oprah Winfrey delivered a powerful speech at the 2018 Golden Globes, ripe with social and emotional lessons. From social awareness to empathy, perseverance, and relationship skills - Oprah and her speech personify emotional intelligence. Oprah, you have wings (but we all knew that)! Watch full speech here and read it here.

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3 Steps to Find Focus -- 
Getting back into a groove after the holidays and snow days takes time - and focus. Our SEL coaches provide 3 steps and real-life examples to help you feel settled. Read more.

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50 Seconds of Pure Joy -- 
Watch a 16-year-old find out that he got into Harvard. What’s more remarkable? His older brother got into Stanford!

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National education news site The 74 (named after the 74 million children in America) published WINGS CEO’s commentary - Analysis: 5 Ways Adults Can Develop Children With Strong Social and Emotional Skills by Bridget Laird

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Conference Circuit --
Save the Dates

The WINGS Team will be presenting at a number of conferences this spring. If you’re attending, make sure to come see us!

National Afterschool Association Convention
March 18-21 in Atlanta, GA

Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference
March 11-15 in Greensboro, NC

Community Schools National Forum
May 2-4 in Baltimore, MD

Ready by 21 National Meeting
April 18-20 in Palm Beach, FL