The Latest From WINGS

3 Things Everyone Should Know About SEL in Afterschool

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This post was originally published for the National Afterschool Association’s Professional Development blog. April 10, 2018 By: Bridget Laird We know that afterschool and out-of-school time programming have a significant impact on kids. Take a look at any of the numerous reports or research studies that show the positive effects of afterschool programs—or better yet, talk … Read More

SEL in Afterschool Day

Monday, April 16, 2018

Leading Education and Out-of-School Time Organizations Launch Inaugural SEL in Afterschool Day Tuesday, April 24, 2018   We think our community has something to celebrate! To build awareness of the important intersection of social emotional learning (SEL) and afterschool, we created a milestone day that highlights the positive impact of SEL in afterschool programming. We see … Read More

Meet Sh’Kur: WINGS Alum and Future Mayor of Charleston

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Alumni Story: Sh’Kur Sh’Kur calls WINGS for Kids a “life-changing” experience because it introduced him to college role models. We call Sh’Kur inspiring, hard-working, and kind – among many other things. Take two minutes to hear why Sh’Kur has our vote.

A principal hugs two students while seated at her desk.

A Principal’s Perspective on WINGS

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lynn Owings: School Principal and WINGS Cheerleader “When our children first walked into school, no one was smiling, heads were down. They go through a lot of traumatic experiences on a daily basis. WINGS gave them a safe place to feel loved.” Watch Principal Owings dive into why she really loves WINGS.

DIY: 3 Steps to Find Focus

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Need to get your groove back? Getting back into a groove takes time – and focus. Our social emotional learning coaches provide three steps and real-life examples to help you feel settled. Being able to remain in control and focused when life gets shaken up is a critical skill that not only helps you stay calm … Read More

Community Spotlight: Coastal Lacrosse

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Partners in Opportunity WINGS Afterschool utilizes experts in our communities to lead Enrichment Time twice a week. For many of our students, we’re exposing them to activities they would not otherwise experience. Like lacrosse, a sport historically reserved for upper class, suburban communities. In partnership with Coastal Lacrosse, WINGS kids learn the fundamentals of lacrosse in a fun … Read More