The Latest From WINGS

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Are You an Influencer? Be One!

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Picture this: you’re working a job that actually makes a difference. You’re part of a team that is all about helping kids develop social emotional skills. You’re boosting your own skill set because you’re helping teach SEL everyday by modeling positive behaviors and practicing with kids. Each day you learn something new about yourself and … Read More

Family Events, Field Trips, and More

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Building Connections Beyond Program Time Including families, teachers, and field trips brings communities together Yes, WINGS intentionally teaches young adults and elementary students life skills over the course of a school year. But beyond that, WINGS staff members are focused – obsessed, really – on building relationships with families, parents, guardians, teachers, principals, custodians, front-office … Read More

The Magic of Book Clubs For Building SEL Skills

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

A book club addresses two objectives with a single action: it ignites a love for reading and creates a safe and inclusive space for students to connect, share their thoughts and feelings, and develop healthy relationships with both peers and adults.  Starting and running a book club may seem daunting, especially for under-staffed schools or … Read More

Young african-american woman named Kayla

Interview with an Illustrator: Kayla Victor

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Having our book, I Soar with Wings, published is an achievement we’ve been celebrating all year. But it wasn’t always rainbows and butterflies! It took many hearts, hands, and minds to make it great. From the get-go, we had a few non-negotiables when it came to crafting what we knew would be a teaching tool … Read More

Young girl in class looking upset

Supporting Mental Health With Social Emotional Learning

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Strategies to Help Educators and Youth Workers Support Kids Struggling With Emotional Wellness Guiding students through the emotional weight of the past three years has been no easy feat. Kids in today’s troubling world are facing increasing stressors and challenges, giving rise to the growing complexity of children’s needs and feelings. In October 2021, a … Read More