Even during a pandemic when afterschool professionals have been pulled in every direction imaginable, meeting the social-emotional needs of the young people remains a top priority.
A new report by the RAND Corporation is the most comprehensive study of social and emotional learning implementation to date.
In the recent Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool conversation, Gina Warner, President and CEO, NAA, was joined by Jessica Newman, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, and Ebony Grace, Director of Partnerships and Quality Initiatives, NJSACC, NAA Board of Directors, where the topic of strengthening social and emotional support for adults and young people for reopening and beyond was addressed.
We spend our days helping students understand they matter and they can make a lasting impact on their communities and the world. But the success of students starts with us living it.
Congress is back from its late summer recess, so it's a good time for an update on federal policy related to social and emotional learning (SEL), especially the learning that happens when school has just begun and young people are looking forward to new opportunities to grow, learn and have fun.
The Afterschool Guide to SEL is a compilation of a variety of resources to help afterschool professionals better understand SEL, the competencies and the role SEL plays within afterschool programs.
Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool.
After many years of debate within the education world, a growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America.
It's no secret that things are, well ... a bit off these days. In our current social, cultural and political climates, we're witnessing a shift in attitude.