The Latest From WINGS

Trump budget casualty: After-school programs for 1.6 million kids. Most are poor.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Published in The Washington Post Every weekday, 700 children from some of the poorest parts of the Atlanta area stay after school for three hours with Wings for Kids, a program that aims to bolster not only academic performance but also social skills, relationships with caring adults and a sense of belonging at school. The kids … Read More

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