Society is faced with the twin epidemics of social isolation and ever-declining behavioral standards. There is an urgent need and responsibility to instill the universal values of compassion, empathy and inclusion in our children.
Today the majority of youth development occurs outside the home; at school, and during recreational and social activities, including social media interactions. These environments inherently contain the risk of significant negative influences.
Wingman is a unique youth-led social and emotional learning program designed to embed lasting positive qualities in participants, building stronger and more resilient communities. Social and emotional learning programs, like Wingman, have been shown to have an impact on academic performance.
Wingman is available for schools grades K-12 and has been adopted by more than 50 schools across the Northeast to bring a truly meaningful leadership opportunity to their community, offering students a new and exciting challenge. Younger participants get to experience highly engaging and fun team-bonding and trust building activities.
Wingman will foster:
HOW IT WORKS:
Our Certified Wingman Trainers will work with recruited teams of your students, transforming them into Wingman Leaders who will bring the program into the younger grades classrooms. Wingman activities are firmly grounded in Experiential Education theory, the best way to deliver SEL goals. Wingman activity sessions can be held year round and use commonly found materials and require little extra equipment.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Our Wingman Trainer will work with your student leader teams for two full school days, first immersing them in Wingman activities because the best way to understand Wingman is to experience it! After this intense team-bonding and trust-building journey, your students will learn the key practice to facilitate Wingman activities for their younger peers, all the while continuing to enjoy Wingman activities to enhance their development. In future years you have the option to develop your own staff as Certified Wingman Trainers to fully embed Wingman as a long term and sustainable program for your school.
Use our Contact Form below and a Program Director will quickly arrange a conference call to answer all your questions and help you decide how you can incorporate Wingman into your school’s SEL framework.
8th Grade Student, NJ
“For me, Wingman has been an experience I’ll probably never forget. With our world in this state, we often forget to see the bright side. Wingman IS a bright side. It’s a solution. It’s a refuge. And it can really help a lot of people.”
Teen, Clarion, PA
“I feel inspired to be extra ambitions, confident, hardworking, helpful, outgoing & a great role model to the littles. I loved being able to get to know these girls better, also.”