Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning

One key responsibility of out-of-school time programs is to foster youth success in school, work, and life. Youth need a variety of important skills to be ready for the workplace, including strong social and emotional skills.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) just released a new report,  Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning, outlining the important role of social and emotional learning and why afterschool programs are the ideal setting for it to take place.

Download the Report Here

AIR has also developed a planning tool for afterschool programs to use, based on the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Employability Skills Framework.

The planning tool helps providers identify priority areas for developing employability skills based on youth and employer input, and helps programs plan next steps based on that input.

Download the Planning Tool Here

Which Standards does this meet? III. Intentional Programming and Activities, V. Family, School and Community Engagement
Author/Developer: American Institutes for Research
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