Social Emotional Learning

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

In Team High Five, youth engage in interactive workshops focused on social and emotional learning (SEL).  We make learning fun by playing games, undertaking projects that inspire creativity, while connecting children to their community. 

WHAT IS SEL?

The five core competencies of social and emotional learning include: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.  When taught these competencies, children’s Emotional Quotient (EQ) will likely increase. 

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Youth who receive social and emotional training typically demonstrate:

  • High self-esteem and reduced anxiety1
  • An increase in academic improvements1
  • Increased attachment to school1
  • Improved behavior observed by teachers2 

1 Yale University Research: Ivcevic, Rivers & Brackett, 2004

2 Preliminary RCT findings (final report in progress…Grissmer, 2016)

We measure youth success using research proven methods to ensure we are making an impact.

EXAMPLES OF TOPICS COVERED

  • Effective Communication
  • Self-Esteem
  • Empathy/ Perspective Taking
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Money Management

Team High Five Impacts Our Community

  • Writing cards to the elderly
  • Designing gifts to donate to low-income families
  • Creating post-cards for sick children

& so much more!