Learning out Loud Blog Series

Learning out Loud blogpost series highlights information and research from our Research and Learning and Program departments

Learning and Responding to Youth Needs: Wyman’s Commitment to Doing the Next Right Thing, Part one of a two-part series

Through 2020 and into 2021, our nation has dealt with the “triple pandemic” of COVID-19, economic uncertainty, and a heightened focus on the realities of systemic racism. During these challenging times, Wyman continues to deliver on our mission to serve … Continue reading

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Learning and Responding to Youth Needs: Wyman’s Commitment to Doing the Next Right Thing, Part two of a two-part series

In the first part of this series, Learning and Responding to Youth Needs: Wyman’s Commitment to Doing the Next Right Thing, we discuss how the last 18 months have been extremely difficult for Wyman teens and staff alike. We continued … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Prioritize Healthy Adolescent Social Connections

by Nicki Thomson, Senior Director of Research and Learning, and Grace Bramman, Associate Director of Evaluation and Grants   Social connections are foundational to supporting adolescent social-emotional learning and educational success—this foundation is as important to education as ABC’s and … Continue reading

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For Teens in TN Residential Care Centers, TOP Provides Voice, Choice, and Connection to Community

At any given time, more than 8,000 young people in Tennessee, often coming from very difficult circumstances, will enter the custody of the state. A significant number of these youth will find themselves in residential care facilities, essentially being ‘parented’ … Continue reading

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