Earlier this year we took some time to assess the challenges in bringing SEL into common practice in the out-of-school time space. We spoke with program and field leaders, funders, practitioners and youth. We learned about challenges and opportunities related to measurement, professional development, equity, and demonstrating what good SEL practice actually looks like.
In response, SCE’s new round of grantmaking focuses on building the capacity of organizations to develop and implement the formal structures and processes needed to effectively implement high-quality social and emotional learning.
SCE is pleased to announce partnerships with four leading out-of-school time program providers focused on delivering high-quality SEL programs and practices. They include After-School All-Stars, BellXcel, Wings for Kids, and Wyman. Each of these organizations is uniquely positioned to deepen or enhance their own SEL efforts while also engaging other youth-serving organizations and systems across the U.S. in positively impacting social and emotional development in children and youth.
You can learn more about each partnership here.