Social & Emotional Learning

SEL interventions that address CASEL's five core competencies increased students' academic performance by 11 percentile points, compared to students who did not participate in such SEL programs. Students participating in SEL programs also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school. SEL decreased the likelihood of living in or being on a waiting list for public housing, receiving public assistance, having any involvement with police before adulthood, and ever spending time in a detention facility.

The guide linked below highlights different Social and Emotional Learning themes each month. Within each month, several thematic activities are provided. The activity lessons are either provided via a live link or instructions are included in the "Notes" section. These lessons are intended to be utilized during WSU C2 Pipeline afterschool General Session, site staff are still responsible for completing a Planning and Reflection Form for the General Session Activity.

These lessons vary in length, mode (virtual or in-person) and amount of collaboration. Please choose the activities that best fit your site's needs and interests. You are to utilize a minimum of 12 provided activities each month. You may tailor the activities to accommodate your group.

Summer activities will be geared towards staff professional development and social and emotional needs.

To access the SEL Activity Calendar, click the image below: