The Latest From WINGS

September is Self-Improvement Month

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Celebrating Self-Improvement Month how we teach responsible decision making   We often get asked, “Do you have WINGS for adults?!” While we don’t have programs geared towards grown-ups, a lot of what we teach kids can be used by adults, too. In honor of National Self-Improvement Month, we’re sharing our tip for making smart choices. … Read More

A Must-Read: Wildflowers by Jonathan Raymond

Monday, August 6, 2018

Wildflowers A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT’S CHALLENGE TO AMERICA   I’ve long advocated for social emotional learning (SEL) to be revered as critical to a child’s education and development. Over the last few years, I’ve rallied the growing momentum of support for social and emotional learning. And, just last week, I dove head-first into Wildflowers by Jonathan Raymond, … Read More

3 Ways to Help Educators Develop Social Emotional Skills

Monday, June 18, 2018

Originally posted by Getting Smart.  June 14, 2018 By: Jessica Lovins   We are not born with social-emotional skills. They are formed in childhood, cultivated throughout our lives, and can continue to grow and evolve. Therefore, in order for children to learn and witness social-emotional learning (SEL), it must begin with adults. The organization I … Read More

Meet Our 2018 Kindred Kids: Penpals on a Mission

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Charleston Students Celebrate Diversity, Meet with Pen Pals at Kindred Kids Gathering on May 16 Kids Get to Know New Friends, Build Bridges Despite Differences   Charleston, S.C. – Kindred Kids, a pen pal program that promotes friendship and understanding among kids from diverse backgrounds in Charleston, will host a spring gathering on Wednesday, May … Read More

Wakanda Forever!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Night to Remember Our parents and guardians are so important to us. Twice a year each afterschool program hosts parent events with various themes based on the school or program’s likes and interests. Last month, WINGS at Burns Elementary School hosted prom – and not just any prom – a Black Panther-inspired WAKANDA FOREVER prom! So much … Read More

She Has Wings: Desi Linden

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Boston Marathon Winner; Sportsmanship MVP Last month, Desi Linden became the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years. While INCREDIBLE, it was her sportsmanship that earned her both a victory and MVP status. When fellow U.S. runner Shalane Flanagan pulled off course for a pit stop, Desi slowed down, waited, and … Read More