Hearing the Call We Stand for All
Recent research and literature in education and youth development emphasizes the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) for young people. Youth programs and schools that promote SEL have been shown to increase important youth outcomes, including behavior and school success. This is doubly important as a result of the recent presidential campaign and transition. Today, we are seeing effects in our relationships, our youth, their families and our communities. We are seeing fear, anger, disbelief and the actions that result from these feelings.
We are urgently called to instill SEL and Character skills through the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs. We are called to intentionally create safe and inclusive environments, especially for our marginalized youth, and have courageous conversations that disrupt fear and hate and instill the skills needed for healing, engagement and action. SEL, Character and the Quality Standards starts with a focus on the self, gets modeled with staff and colleagues, is integrated in program with youth, and gets communicated to our parents, school partners and community.
In our strand, you will hear researchers, explore practice and learn how to communicate about the importance of this work. Hear the call and join us at BOOST!
- Let’s Zoom in on Trust: The Role of Trusting Relationships in Expanded Learning
- Screening of Finding the Gold within and Discussion
- Social and Emotional Learning: Feedback and Communications Insights from the Field
- Transforming Schools Through Restorative Practices and Engaging Youth Voice and Leadership
- Promoting Success in School, Work, and Life!
- I Belong!
Expanded Learning 360/365 Project is a partnership between ASAPconnect, the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC), the Partnership for Children & Youth, and Temescal Associates dedicated to the dissemination of research, tools and skills for Social Emotional Learning and Character Development at all levels of the Expanded Learning Time system.