Last month, The Possibility Project hosted a gathering of New York City leaders, policymakers and practitioners in a discussion about social emotional learning. Over 35 citywide stakeholders attended, sharing a broad consensus that SEL is important for children and youth in all of the city’s systems.
Dr. Charles Smith of the David P. Weikart Center on Youth Program Quality was unable to attend in person, due to inclement weather, but the recording of his presentation can be seen here.
The event served as a kick-off to several upcoming training opportunities in New York City, focused on sharing best practices to promote SEL in young people. The Possibility Project also hosts a regular practitioners’ group, focused on supporting the implementation of these practices in youth-serving programs across the city.