The Latest From WINGS

WINGS Watch: Jay-Z on “The Most Beautiful Thing”

Thursday, May 10, 2018

When hip-hop superstar Jay-Z sat down with David Letterman this month, he talked about growing up in a household that didn’t have the emotional vocabulary to express sadness, confusion, joy, and pain. When asked about his children’s upbringing versus his own, he shares a beautiful example of how his daughter is using her emotional intelligence.

Drop the ‘After,’ ‘Expanded’ or ‘Extended.’ We’re Educators.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Originally posted by the National Afterschool Association’s Executive Extra.  April 16, 2018 by: julia rugg   When I first started at WINGS eight years ago, I spent the first few months at each of our afterschool programs in Charleston, South Carolina. I shadowed our part-time staff (college students) who mentor students and spent personal time with … Read More

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.