One of the tools that came out of this work is the SEL Evaluation Rubric for Equity and Justice. By using this rubric, parents and youth can ask the key questions about approaches being considered for or already implemented in a child’s after-school program, summer camp, or classroom. Educators and youth development staff looking to choose or implement new, transformative SEL initiatives can also use these questions and examples to shape, evaluate, and modify their approaches.
The purpose of this rubric is to shed light on the sources of inequity that can infect SEL initiatives and to provide a tool that can be used to support efforts to create and sustain the thriving of youth.
Elements of the rubric include the sufficiency of resources, cultural orientation, and identity development. You can read more about the rubric and related resources here.