WINGSLeader Snapshot

Moshawnna Wyche, 22

WINGSLeaders are AmeriCorps members that are actively enrolled in college. For 2-4 years they mentor and teach elementary age, at-risk kids powerful lessons in social and emotional learning (SEL) while inevitably strengthening their own skills and character. We've seen them soar on to promising careers including principals, teachers, lawyers, marketing execs, youth development workers, and guidance counselors.

These young leaders are a bright light in our future world. Studies show 90% of top workplace performers have high Emotional Intelligence (EQ). This impact is so deep that we recently addressed and added its effect to our Theory of Change.

I am a: Junior at College of Charleston

Major: Elementary Education       Minor: Theatre

WINGer since: 2012

What career or field are you looking to pursue after graduation?
I want to become a third grade teacher and continue to work in schools with underprivileged kids where I can make the most difference.

What have you learned through working at WINGS?
I have learned to understand and relate to these kids lives on a personal level. I always try to, as our Creed says, step in their shoes.

Has WINGS changed you in any way (habits, behavior, interactions, perspective, etc.) and how?
WINGS has changed my interactions and perspective on what approach to take when handling kids. I am far more aware of their behavior patterns and how to handle certain situations.

What is your favorite part of WINGS?
I love being an influence on the kids and bonding with them! For example one little girl wrote me a letter saying how appreciative she is that I played with her brother who is one of the kids in my nest group.

What her Program Director Says:
"Mo has caught on to the WINGS curriculum so quickly. Not only is she a great teacher and mentor, but she is also sets a great example for her fellow WINGSLeaders."




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