WINGS DELIVERS RESULTS SO THAT KIDS LEARN TO SUCCEED

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL EDUCATION AFTER SCHOOL

WINGS transforms the lives of kids by giving them a strong social and emotional education hidden within fresh and fun after school programming. Our model differs significantly from standard youth development programs because of this foundation of social and emotional learning, or SEL. We recruit differently, train intensively, provide constant feedback and closely monitor outcomes. WINGS delivers results that spell measurable success.

KIDS: TEACH AND REINFORCE

  • 30 social and emotional learning objectives strengthen attachment to school and diminish self-defeating behavior

  • Small lessons are integrated into group activities that kids like; capitalizing on spontaneous teachable moments

  • Objectives relate to self awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, relationship skills

  • Each week builds upon the last; WINGS does not operate on a drop-in basis as so many after school programs do

  • WINGS provides regular homework time supervised by adults; keeping parents and teachers connected with routine check-ins and written academic progress reports

STAFF: RECRUIT AND TRAIN

  • College students are carefully recruited as role models for educational success

  • Training is rigorous– more than 65 hours – with constant coaching

  • We maintain small staff-student ratios – 1 to 10-12 – and hold WINGSLeaders accountable for results

ETO: MONITOR AND MEASURE

Our performance management system – called Efforts To Outcomes – tracks progress by individuals, by each Nest of 10-12 kids, and by the WINGSLeaders accountable for results
The high level of precision in record-keeping helps individualize interventions for maximum effectiveness, maintains quality, and keeps WINGSLeaders focused on exactly what their kids need to master particular learning objectives.

 

CURRICULUM: 30 LEARNING OBJECTIVES INTENTIONALLY EMBEDDED INTO EVERY ACTIVITY

The WINGS Creed - learning objectives in language kids understand
Community Unity – First 30 minutes dedicated to developing connections
Choice Times – Semester-long blocks of art, music, sports and more
Academic Time - Regular homework sessions with adult assistance
WINGSWorks - Helping others through community service
WildWINGS – Weekly fun that offers skills development, with a twist
Kids Praise Programs – Catching kids demonstrating new found skills