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The Potential Impact of One Million Coaches

In youth sports, the influence of a well-trained coach can transform the experience for young athletes, shaping their development both on and off the field. The Million Coaches Challenge (MCC) is an ambitious initiative to revolutionize ...

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SCE Announces 2023 Catalyst Awards

Each year, our staff and board nominate several organizations to receive Catalyst Awards: one-time contributions made as part of our year-end giving. These organizations typically work on issues beyond our primary program areas. What unites them ...

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Young Leaders in Technology Granted $2 Million to Create Safe and Inclusive Online Spaces 

We are thrilled to be a part of The Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund (RTYPF) which today announced our inaugural cohort of 26 youth-led initiatives receiving a total of $2 million to support their advocacy for ...

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Defining Thriving in the Digital Age

Thriving as humans, according to Daniel J. Brown, co-author of Human Thriving: A Conceptual Debate and Literature Review, is simply “feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something.” Today, we know that many ...

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Million Coaches Challenge Releases Belief Statement

A good coach can change everything. While most coaches recognize the key role they play in promoting youth development and social and emotional skills, they often don’t feel supported in doing so. This is a missed ...

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New Resource: Ready to Implement Toolkit for OST Leaders

With support from The Wallace Foundation and the Susan Crown Exchange, American Institutes for Research (AIR) developed the Ready to Implement Toolkit for out-of-school time (OST) leaders and staff.  The field of out-of-school time (OST) is often the ...

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SCE Announces 2022 Catalyst Awards

Each year, our staff and board nominate several organizations to receive Catalyst Awards: one-time contributions made as part of our year-end giving. These organizations typically work on issues beyond our primary program areas. What unites them ...

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Creating Connections in Chicago

After years of virtual gatherings, we are energized after being able to convene not one but two Challenge cohorts in-person in Chicago! Convenings built around creating connections, sharing learnings, challenges and best practices with peers are ...

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