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Students helping each other with school work at WINGS for Kids

Do After-School Programs Positively Change Children?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Published by The Atlantic.  Proponents of President Trump’s budget say no. Their evidence may be faulty.  After-school programs are on the chopping block in the Trump administration’s proposed budget, an issue a reporter drew attention to at a recent press conference with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney. In response … Read More

Words to Live By

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The WINGS Creed is our mantra, the epitome of our culture, and the foundation of everything we teach. At the heart of everything we think, say, and do are these seven stanzas. Simply, they are our words to live by. Soaring isn’t just for kids. The adults who serve as mentors and leaders use The … Read More

SEL Gathering at The Aspen Institute

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Research and Social Emotional Learning in Afterschool On September 27, 2017, thought leaders, policymakers, and youth development advocates gathered at The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. Hosted by WINGS for Kids, attendees participated in an engaging dialogue about SEL in afterschool, research themes and lessons learned, and discussed how research impacts the field, of SEL and afterschool. Speakers Included:  Bridget … Read More

WINGS students interacting with other children

Trump Budget Would Clip ‘WINGS’ of After-School Program for S.C. Kids

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Published in The Post and Courier.  By Steve Bailey Mexico is not going to pay for Donald Trump’s wall, so Treio Breland may have to instead. He is 10 years old. Treio and his pal Cincere Flynt are fourth graders at North Charleston Elementary, and they are in the same “nest” together at WINGS for … Read More