Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to help as many economically disadvantaged kids as possible experience high quality and effective social-emotional learning (SEL). We work toward this aim because research shows that strong social-emotional skills are key to helping ki... Read more
Our mission is to help as many economically disadvantaged kids as possible experience high quality and effective social-emotional learning (SEL). We work toward this aim because research shows that strong social-emotional skills are key to helping kids succeed in school, be prepared for the workforce, and become positive and healthy contributors to society.
Now in our 20th year of operation, WINGS for kids serves almost 700 kids each day afterschool in Metro Atlanta. We work in five schools in South Fulton County and the City of Atlanta. Our innovative programming uses an activity-based curriculum to teach kids the five social and emotional competencies--responsible decision-making, self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills--through fun and engaging activities. Success in the 21st Century classroom, workforce, and life require strong interpersonal skills and the internal fortitude to overcome obstacles. Recent research proves that SEL skills developed early in life provide a strong foundation for later success. WINGS is the only U.S. organization focused solely on developing and improving social-emotional skills within after school programming.