For more than a decade, WINGS solely operated afterschool programs in Charleston, S.C. Armed with the belief that all kids deserve WINGS, we began to replicate our afterschool program throughout the Southeast. Wanting to reach more kids and with the demand for social emotional programming at an all-time high, we realized that to scale social emotional learning across the country, we must do so in partnership and collaboration with others.
Today we transform the lives of children in low-income communities through afterschool programs in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston, and we are spreading our WINGS through a growing network of national partners.
WINGS Afterschool is an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions, and build healthy relationships. We do this by weaving a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and be happy and they get a safe place to call home afterschool. We operate programs at Title I elementary schools in Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia and Charleston. Learn More >
We are working to reach to as many children as possible with high-quality and effective social emotional learning opportunities through a network of organizations and schools interested in integrating social emotional learning into their program time. Through professional development workshops or customized social emotional learning initiatives, we provide the expertise and resources to help others utilize our evidence-based approach to social emotional learning. Learn More >
Soar with Wings
We’ve teamed up with Discovery Education and the Allstate Foundation to provide free social emotional learning curriculum and resources to schools and youth organizations nationwide. These standards-aligned learning activities for K-5 educators can be used in the classroom, in afterschool programs, or even at home. Learn More >
As parents, we all want our children to thrive. We’ve created a collection of tips and techniques to help you encourage your child to be their best self. Through these short lessons, you will learn ways to support your child form healthy relationships, make smart choices, and take personal accountability. Learn More >
This very special program was born in the wake of the 2015 murders at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. This program brings fourth-grade students together to build new friendships and deepen their relationship skills with kids in the community they may have never crossed paths with before. Learn More >