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Social Emotional Learning: Building Empathy

We often hear the following comments from teens in Wyman’s programs: “My school is not a very diverse place. In Wyman’s programs, I’ve met people from different backgrounds other than me, and I have learned a lot…” “When we do community service, … Continue reading

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Collaboration Yields Accessible Social-Emotional Learning Tools for Practitioners

As youth providers, educators, parents and policymakers search for ways to ensure youth thrive, the research routinely points back to the role social-emotional learning (SEL) plays in helping teens thrive in learning, work and life. SEL skills such as emotion management, empathy, teamwork, … Continue reading

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Graduation, Reflection and Summer Preparation

Allison Williams serves as Wyman’s Senior Vice President of Programs. Williams recently spoke about the importance of social-emotional skills during Wyman’s annual Learning Exchange, which convened TOP partners from across the nation. The following is her reflection from those discussions. — I recently watched young … Continue reading

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Ready By 21 Follow-Up: A Drumbeat for Change

Allison Williams serves as Wyman’s Senior Vice President of Programs, and oversees Wyman’s national youth development programs, including the Teen Leadership Program, Teen Outreach Program, and inspireSTL. Allison recently attended the Ready by 21 National Meeting, which converged hundreds of national leaders to discuss collective … Continue reading

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