Linking Schools and Afterschool Through Social and Emotional Learning

How can we better support young people as they develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life? That is the question facing in-school educators, afterschool providers, families, policymakers, and the general public.

This third brief in our series, Beyond the Bell: Turning Research into Action in Afterschool and Expanded Learning, covers the policy context reflecting a growing interest in social and emotional learning, how afterschool and in-school educators differ in how they implement social and emotional learning practices, and, suggestions for how afterschool and in-school educators can work together to support the social and emotional development of young people.