Learning in Action: SEL Video Chat Series

By Staff from David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

November 21, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

Students and staff of the AHA! (Attitude, Harmony, Achievement) afterschool Girls’ Relationship Wisdom program gather to talk about the many aspects of building responsibility. AHA! is a Santa Barbara-based afterschool and weekend program that uses positive creative expression and an empowering and joyful curriculum to help young people learn and practice SEL skills.

MarkYour Calendar: Our fall 2016 chat series is underway:

      • November 21, 4 PM ET: Responsibility

      • December 14, 4 PM ET: Initiative

Highlights from Recent Chats

October 26: Problem Solving: Go inside the production room with young alum from The Possibility Project (TPP), a New York City program that uses performing arts and community action to help teens build relationships across differences, resolve conflicts without violence and lead. TPP’s Paul Griffin moderates.

June 22: Emotion Management: featuring expert practitioners and youth from Aha! (Attitude, Harmony, Achievement). Founded in response to the Columbine High School massacre, AHA! serves teens and families with programs aimed to create a community of adolescents who are committed to compassion, character, positive creative expression and the celebration of diversity.

May 25 Empathy:

Adrian, an expert practitioner, and Rominata, a young person, from the Teen Outreach Program, Wyman, along with Emily, an expert pratitioner, and Kavita, a young person from InIt, YW Boston, shared their thoughts on cultivating empathy in two different afterschool contexts.

April 20: Teamwork: Our inaugural chat, focused on teamwork, featured Poppy Potter (Director of Operations) and Joey (youth participant) from Voyageur Outward Bound School and Emma Bergman (Social & Emotional Learning Coordinator) and Josh (youth participant) from Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory.

It was a lively conversation, with some powerful reflections and insights. If you missed it, check out the recording and these related blogs:

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