To understand this better, American Institute for Research (AIR) has developed two new resources on employability skills and social and emotional learning (SEL) for the afterschool field:
- Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning is a Research to Action brief summarizing research on SEL and support for the development of employability skills in afterschool programs. The Planning Tool is a new resource designed to help afterschool program staff foster employability skill building in their programs.
The brief and tool provide an overview of the research, as well as tips and information on how to support key employability skills through SEL. Use them to help your afterschool program develop the next generation of quality workers!