Bring SEL into your Afterschool and Summer Programs

Many students suffer from the “summer slump,” but learning doesn’t need to stop when school lets out. Research shows that students can benefit from social and emotional learning (SEL) in out-of-school settings just as well as in-school. SEL helps keeps students engaged in learning, and it teaches critical skills students need to succeed in school and in life.

This playbook provides tips, activities, and resources to integrate SEL into afterschool or summer programs. Included are SEL implementation ideas, guidance on selecting an SEL assessment, funding resources, and an example of how one afterschool program is increasing student achievement with SEL.