Educating for American Democracy: More Important Than Ever.

A year ago, group of scholars, teachers and other stakeholders from across the ideological spectrum released the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap, presenting a broad vision for the integration of history and civics education throughout grades K–12. Since then, history and civics learning has become a red-hot issue at the intersection of many debates: access to fair and inclusive education; racial and social justice; parents’ rights; and the increasing polarization of America’s civic discourse.

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.

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.

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.

Thriving Youth Need Racial Equity

Please join GTY in discussion with thought leaders from key institutions advancing powerful work on behalf of equity, justice and thriving youth.

AAPI Youth on Safety, Belonging and Thriving

Join GTY, YouthTruth, and Asian-American/Pacific Islander youth leaders for an important discussion of safety, belonging and thriving amid the fallout of the pandemic, economic upheaval, racial justice uprisings, and an increase in anti-Asian racialized violence.