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Drop the ‘After,’ ‘Expanded’ or ‘Extended.’ We’re Educators.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Originally posted by the National Afterschool Association’s Executive Extra.  April 16, 2018 by: julia rugg   When I first started at WINGS eight years ago, I spent the first few months at each of our afterschool programs in Charleston, South Carolina. I shadowed our part-time staff (college students) who mentor students and spent personal time with … Read More

3 Things Everyone Should Know About SEL in Afterschool

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This post was originally published for the National Afterschool Association’s Professional Development blog. April 10, 2018 By: Bridget Laird We know that afterschool and out-of-school time programming have a significant impact on kids. Take a look at any of the numerous reports or research studies that show the positive effects of afterschool programs—or better yet, talk … 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