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Preparing Youth to Thrive Launch Webinar

From David P. Wekart Center for Youth Program Quality

This webinar provides an overview of the SEL Challenge, and the Field Guide and related tools, as well as stories and expertise from Jenny Sazama, Founder and Director of Youth on Board and SEL Challenge Partner.

Preparing Youth to Thrive Launch Webinar, January 27, 2016

This webinar announces the release of Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social and Emotional Learning. This Field Guide shares best practices and collective expertise for equipping the rising generation with the social emotional skills they need to thrive.

A product of collaboration between Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), staff teams from eight exemplary youth-focused programs and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, the Field Guide sheds new light on how out-of-school time programs can develop a clearer understanding about the SEL work they are already doing or hope to do more of.

The webinar shares more about the social emotional domains highlighted in the guide - emotion management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, initiative and problem solving - as well as how this guide can support you in being more intentional about social and emotional skill building in your program. Jenny Sazama, Director and Founder of Youth on Board and SEL Challenge Partner, shares what the Challenge has meant to her program and how their work promotes social and emotional learning in young people.

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