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Kids’ Orchestra: Where Social-Emotional Learning and Music Education Harmonize

Kids’ Orchestra is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based after-school program with a mission to build a community of creative, confident, and socially engaged students through music education. We sat down with Education Director Sam Trevathan and Program Manager Blakelynn Prettalt to talk about their experience incorporating Second Step® Out-of-School Time into their program.Read More

Student at laptop.

Navigating 2020 with the Help of Social-Emotional Learning

Despite the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sociopolitical turmoil of 2020, Committee for Children’s Second Step® teams rose to support district administrators, school leaders, educators, and students when they needed it most. Here are three highlights from 2020.Read More