Succeeding in School, Work and Life
More than two decades of research shows that SEL skills, like resilience, empathy and teamwork, are a better predictor of lifelong success than academic ability alone. What’s more, the benefits of SEL apply to every child, regardless of background, socioeconomic status, interests and abilities. And, SEL is widely supported by both teachers and parents: More than seven in ten teachers and parents believe social and emotional skills are foundational to a student’s success later in life.
Nurturing Engaged Citizens
Research shows that students who participate in service-learning – programs that engage students in activities to better others and their community – demonstrate significant gains in five outcome areas: attitudes toward self, attitudes toward school and learning, civic engagement, social skills, and academic performance . Service-learning gives youth the opportunity to achieve goals for their communities and themselves.