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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

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jackson

Monday, November 26, 2018

Finding WINGS Written by: Jackson Averill, 16 years old We are so honored and moved by Jackson’s words, we just had to share them with you. Keep soaring, Jackson! As a child growing up in a privileged community, my sense of the scope of the world was somewhat limited. Until my mother started working for … Read More

Meet Our 2018 Kindred Kids: Penpals on a Mission

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Charleston Students Celebrate Diversity, Meet with Pen Pals at Kindred Kids Gathering on May 16 Kids Get to Know New Friends, Build Bridges Despite Differences   Charleston, S.C. – Kindred Kids, a pen pal program that promotes friendship and understanding among kids from diverse backgrounds in Charleston, will host a spring gathering on Wednesday, May … Read More