The Latest From WINGS

12 Prompts for Social Emotional Summer Learning

Monday, May 20, 2019

Weave SEL into Playing Games and Summer Reading Summer is almost here – cue panic and excitement. For many kids, summer represents playing outside, staying up late, camps, vacations, and an overall less-structured day. For parents, caregivers, and camp or program staff, building in social emotional learning (SEL) lessons is easy to do in the … Read More

Another Successful #SELinAfterschool Day!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Leading Education and Out-of-School Time Organizations Participate in Second Annual SEL in Afterschool Day May 14, 2019 We are so proud to convene the second annual SEL in Afterschool Day — a day that serves as a touchpoint for thought leaders in the space to amplify their collective voice in support of SEL in afterschool. … Read More

Community: Fire & Ice Prom

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Connecting Parents, Families, and Kids We love bringing our parents into the WINGS program – especially when we can all dance, pose, and celebrate together. Twice a year each afterschool program hosts parent events with various themes based on the school or programs’ interests. Last month, WINGS hosted families and kids for a Fire & … Read More

Did You Know?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Recent Data Points from Our Direct Service Programs Measuring our efforts against our outcomes is just one of the ways we deliver impact as an organization. Below are select data points from 2018 that highlight the varied ways we track how social emotional skills impact a child – in the classroom, at home, and in WINGS.

Giving a Boost to Our Upcoming Middle Schoolers

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Volunteering Not Only Feels Good, WINGS Leaders Prove it Looks Good, too mlk day project showcases creativity and kindness   You’ve seen stories like this before, where teachers or parents paint reaffirming messages in the bathroom stalls of middle or high schools in an effort to boost confidences and morale. What makes this project different and … Read More

On the Horizon: Where to Find Us

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Workshops, Conferences and a Keynote As you prepare for spring conferences and professional development travel, add us to your list of “must-sees.” keynote Illinois Afterschool Network Spring Conference: April 27, 2019 Embracing the Future: A Focus on Children, Youth, and Families in all Sectors of Afterschool and Youth-Development Conferences/workshops 2019 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference: March … Read More