SEL Partner Spotlights from the SEL Demonstration Initiative

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

Spotlights highlighting the work of the SEL Demonstration Initiative Partners.

In 2017-2018, the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) partnered with the Weikart Center and the Forum for Youth Investment to learn how a focus on SEL could be incorporated in to a youth program quality improvement system. Four out-of-school time networks participated in the study, bringing a wealth of knowledge about continuous quality improvement, youth program quality and SEL. These spotlights highlight their work and key lessons from each network.

SEL Demonstration Initiative Spotlight: After-School All-Stars LA Chapter

SEL Demonstration Initiative Spotlight: Beyond the Bell Milwaukee

SEL Demonstration Initiative Spotlight: School’s Out Washington

SEL Demonstration Initiative Spotlight: Sprockets

These four networks incorporated SEL measurements in to their continuous quality improvement process with ten ready and willing site partners. Lessons learned were captured through focus groups, interviews and surveys. To learn more about this study, please see our case study, SEL Demonstration Initiative: Measuring Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time, also featured in the Susan Crown Exchange’s resource Implementing Social and Emotional Learning: Lessons from Three National Organizations.

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