The Latest From WINGS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove + Wings for Kids

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Collaboration in Action Nearly three years ago, the early seeds of a partnership were planted when the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America reached out to one of their most cutting-edge sites – Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (BGCGG) – to gauge interest in a social-emotional learning initiative with Wings for Kids. … Read More

Quick Tip: Try Some R&R

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Just like us, kids experience a full range of emotions – and they’re not always positive. To help kids control their reactions and feelings in the face of challenges and surprises, we developed a quick tip to stay calm and keep control.   Try some R&R – Reset and determine what is really bothering you … Read More

Major! National Education News Site Profiles WINGS

Monday, January 27, 2020

January 13, 2020 The 74 – a highly-regarded news site covering education in America – published a brilliant profile on WINGS. Our favorite published piece to date, this feature dives into our curriculum, community, and proven impact on K-5 students with powerful testimonials from a principal, student, parent, and two independent researchers. Below are a … Read More

Giving Back – Kids, Wings Leaders Deliver on National Day of Service

Monday, January 27, 2020

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., WINGS kids and leaders participated in a day of service on MLK Day. More than 1,000 students and 75 college-aged mentors in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina provided goods … Read More

WATCH: What is Social Emotional Learning

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cheryl Hollis, Director of Programs, Breaks Down SEL “It’s needed everywhere and for everyone.” Cheryl Hollis, Director of Programs, explains the five core social and emotional competencies defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)—self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills — and how each contributes to student achievement, attitude, … Read More

Lights on Afterschool 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Did you know that after going to afterschool programs: 68% of students improve their homework completion and class participation 60% of students improve their classroom behavior 1 in 2 students improve their math and reading scores* Afterschool deserves to be celebrated! On October 24, 2019 more than 10,000 communities and 1 million Americans celebrated afterschool … Read More