Propel SEL

Strengthening intentional social-emotional learning (SEL) in afterschool and mentoring programs.

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Social-emotional learing - SEL - is essential for youth success

Young people’s social-emotional learning is a dynamic and complex process that happens within the context of their culture. It is essential for forming a person’s identity and sense of wellbeing.

Fortunately, afterschool and mentoring programs can help. By intentionally embedding SEL in our work, we can help young people develop SEL skills that will support their success.


Propel SEL is Taking Off!

In February 2018, Ignite Afterschool and 20 network partner organizations started on a 2-year journey to more deeply embed SEL into afterschool programs. We’ve formed a one-of-a-kind professional learning community that is working together to develop and implement strategies to intentionally integrate SEL into afterschool programs, which a special eye on equity.

The goal of Propel SEL is to build and share SEL knowledge across diverse communities, programs, organizations and networks so that even more youth throughout Minnesota will be equipped and ready to succeed when they graduate from high school.

And of course, the Propel SEL findings will be shared with others so all of us in the afterschool field can  benefit from a deeper understanding of SEL in afterschool.


Thanks to Our SEL Partners

We're grateful to the funding partners who make Propel SEL possible:

Our Facilitation and Professional Development Partners

As project coordinator for Propel SEL, Ignite is proud to work alongside these partners: