On November 12, Karen sat down with Charles Smith, Executive Director, and Gina McGovern, Design and Innovation Specialist of the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. The Weikart Center is housed at the Forum for Youth Investment.
The Social and Emotional learning project that the Susan Crowne Exchange is leading “is one of the most exciting efforts that’s underway current to make the invisible visible, to understand the how the abilities and practices really play out in the day to day lives of young people and how we can be intentional about improving them.”
The evaluation, which will be released in February 2016, examines how eight out-of-school programs in seven states support young people in developing key social and emotional skills. It looks at what the intentional staff practices are, and what the impact is on young people.