Meet Gigi: WINGS Grandmother

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The majority of WINGS kids come from single-parent homes and the single caregiver is often an older sibling or grandparent. This is the situation for two current WINGS kids who are being raised by their grandmother, or Gigi as they call her. Every day, Gigi takes the bus to WINGS to pick up her grandkids, … Read More

Oh, the Places We’ve Trained

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Coast-to-Coast 2018-19 trainings and workshops From Texas to Detroit, California to Pennsylvania – Our SEL trainers spread their wings across America. With workshops like Developing a Socially Emotionally Positive Learning Environment to Introduction to Positive Behavior Management Strategies we have empowered other youth workers, organizations, schools, and districts with social emotional learning best practices to integrate into their … 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

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