Navigating SEL from the Inside Out: Implications for Out of School Time Programs

Senior youth development researchers Dawn Boyer and Donna Wilkens will attend this webinar on how and why out of school time programs should leverage SEL to help children recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This past summer saw the release of an updated version of the Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out report from the EASEL Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In this webinar, co-hosted with the Forum for Youth Investment and Every Hour Counts, we will be diving deep into what the research says around SEL in OST programs with Stephanie Jones, Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-author of the report. We will discuss the value of SEL in afterschool and identify straightforward, cost-effective strategies for improving SEL in any program. The webinar will also feature a presentation by Cheryl Hollis, Chief Program Officer of WINGS for Kids, who will provide insights for how to implement the lessons from the report in programs.