The Latest From WINGS

Community Spotlight: Coastal Lacrosse

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Partners in Opportunity WINGS Afterschool utilizes experts in our communities to lead Enrichment Time twice a week. For many of our students, we’re exposing them to activities they would not otherwise experience. Like lacrosse, a sport historically reserved for upper class, suburban communities. In partnership with Coastal Lacrosse, WINGS kids learn the fundamentals of lacrosse in a fun … Read More

When WINGS Leaders Fly High, So Do Children

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

When WINGS Leaders Fly High, So Do Children When children feel more connected to school, they’re more likely to attend, work hard, do well, and remain in school. For children at high risk of school failure, school connectedness can be the difference between getting along with others and repeated suspensions, attending school regularly and being … Read More

I’ve Been Ready to Give Up Countless Times

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Staff Story: Caty, 2018 “People often ask me how I do this job [WINGS Leader]. I feel as if that’s the wrong question to ask. When I think back on my life so far, I cannot remember a time when I’ve felt happier or more fulfilled than with WINGS. It’s hard to list the many reasons why … Read More

WINGS Receives Support From Ballmer Group and W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Elevate SEL

Thursday, February 1, 2018

WINGS for Kids Receives Support from Ballmer Group and W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Elevate Social Emotional Learning Charleston, S.C. – February 1, 2018 – WINGS for Kids, a leader and expert in social emotional learning (SEL) in the afterschool space, announced today two new grants from Ballmer Group and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding will … Read More

How WINGS Got Its Name

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In 1995, WINGS founder Ginny Deerin attended a women’s leadership conference and heard the spellbinding Johnetta Cole, then president of Atlanta’s Spelman College, give the keynote address where she spoke about how girls and women often keep themselves locked up in small birdcages. Cole urged the audience to envision ourselves soaring beyond the cage – … Read More