Social and Emotional Learning


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 ...


SEL: Pause, Celebrate, Imagine

This year on International Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate how far this field has come and to envision what the future of this field could be. Our mission ...


After-School All-Stars: Adapting to Support Students’ Needs

It is no surprise that over the past year-and-a-half afterschool programming has shifted dramatically due to the pandemic. Just as “in-school” time has mostly been virtual, out-of-school activities were paused or virtual as well. We spoke ...


SCE Announces New Partnership with Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Co-written by the Susan Crown Exchange and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). As we reflect on 2020 and recent events, social and emotional learning (SEL) is more important than ever to support ...


New Partnership with American Institutes for Research Will Help OST Organizations Understand Readiness to Implement SEL

Co-written by the Susan Crown Exchange and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). New developments in the out-of-school time (OST) field can benefit practitioners and youth alike. So why do youth-serving organizations sometimes struggle to implement ...


Guest Blog from Wyman Center: A Focus on Connections – Now, and Beyond the Pandemic

This article is a guest post from our partner Wyman Center. The piece can also be found on “I barely interact with people and I’m always cooped up inside the house.” “For me [a challenge] ...


New Grants Focus on High-Quality SEL Implementation

Earlier this year we took some time to assess the challenges in bringing SEL into common practice in the out-of-school time space. We spoke with program and field leaders, funders, practitioners and youth. We learned about ...


New Resources Help Build Emotional Intelligence of Adults and Youth

Out-of-school settings offer great opportunities for social and emotional learning, and we continue to hear demand from practitioners for resources that specifically help to build empathy and regulate emotions. SCE is pleased to support two new ...

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