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Invest in Alexis – and More Like Her

Friends, It is no secret that St. Louis—Wyman’s home for nearly 120 years—has recently experienced an eruption of pain and frustration rooted in the region’s history and story of inequity. More than a century ago, Frank Wyman and his colleagues … Continue reading

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For Solutions, Look No Further Than Our Youth

As a region, we find ourselves yet again in despair, disarray and exasperation following more events that illuminate the well-documented inequities that exist here. Action toward solutions has never been more critical. Now is the time for galvanizing and catalyzing … Continue reading

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How Addressing Inequity and Social Justice Correlate to Social-Emotional Learning

Wyman recently hosted over 100 practitioners, program directors, evaluators and funders in a convening to discuss social-emotional learning, and the recent emergence of a new field guide, “Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social and Emotional Learning.” This framework emerged … Continue reading

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Foundations for Social-emotional Skill Building

The best research helps us make discoveries to improve outcomes. The best research also reveals the processes needed to achieve those outcomes. One of the greatest learnings to emerge from the recent SEL Challenge is the foundation that best supports social … Continue reading

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