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How Youth Organizing Builds Skills for Thriving in College

Youth organizing is a key strategy for advancing just and equitable education – and, according to the findings of a new study by the NYU Metro Center – youth organizers build critical socio-emotional skills that help them thrive in college.

The study, supported by the William T. Grant Foundation, focuses on youth who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or people of color. Examining the impacts of youth organizing participation through the lens of transformative socioemotional learning, the study found that youth organizing participants build academic self-efficacy and critical navigation skills that help them succeed in college.

Youth Mental Health, Well-being & Healing (part 2 of 3)

On October 27, GTY launched a 3-part web seminar series exploring the mental health and well-being of young people amid the pandemic and an ever-growing set of stressors. We heard what young people say they need and discussed how systems that were already inequitable pre-pandemic require urgent attention. We also brought policy advocates, mental health professionals, educators, researchers, practitioners, and funders into the conversation.

Supporting Children and Families to Thrive

Join researchers and practitioners to dive into new reports commissioned by RWJF Healthy Children and Families. We’ll learn how these findings resonate with the experiences of our practitioner/advocate panel, elevate implications for philanthropy and identify steps toward advancing policies that support families and children to thrive.

Youth Mental Health, Well-being & Healing (part 1 of 3)

On October 27, GTY launched a 3-part web seminar series exploring the mental health and well-being of young people amid the pandemic and an ever-growing set of stressors.

We heard what young people say they need and discussed how systems that were already inequitable pre-pandemic require urgent attention. We also brought policy advocates, mental health professionals, educators, researchers, practitioners, and funders into the conversation.

Taxonomy Project

If you’ve encountered SEL frameworks and terms with different and even conflicting definitions of similar skills and capacities, you are not alone! This common problem is an ongoing source of confusion for the SEL field. Fortunately, Harvard’s EASEL Lab has been working for the past 4 years to create a Rosetta Stone for SEL frameworks and terms.

Sustaining Anti-Racist Education Against Backlash

As of June 18, 22 states have introduced legislation seeking to ban educators from discussing Critical Race Theory and teaching about historical and ongoing racial injustice in the US. In this webinar we disucss what is happening, help place this moment in historical context and provide participants with concrete ideas for action.