why social-emotional learning?
Many children in communities across America do not enter school, socially, emotionally, or academically prepared to succeed in school or life. Our innovative curriculum teaches philanthropy as a tool to promote deeper learning experiences that improve students social-emotional competencies and power skills, using our Superpower Equation: MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER!™ to empower students to make a difference!
Reaching children early in life, during their most formative years, we have the opportunity to make the biggest impact. Starting from behind, places students in the vulnerable and difficult position of playing catch-up before the game even starts. It becomes a difficult and demoralizing situation that eventually leads to a pattern of acting out, poor life choices, succumbing to peer pressure, and academic failure that is nearly impossible to correct course.
Global Game Changers Student Empowerment Program provides in-school educators evidence-based tools to positively impact school culture and student achievement.
And, we believe that high-quality Out-Of-School time presents a unique opportunity to support in-school social-emotional learning and to change a child’s life by directly addressing the 6000-hour enrichment gap experienced by children of lower income and minority families by the time they reach 6th grade.
This gap is created by lack of access to quality afterschool programs, summer camps, preschool education, extracurriculars, enrichment, and parent interaction. This enrichment gap compounds the achievement gap in-school and puts them even further behind their well-advantaged peers.
Through collaboration, technology, innovation, and investment in human capital, Global Game Changers Student Empowerment Program seeks to be a catalyst for change in the education landscape of communities across the country by providing high quality, consistent and sustainable learning opportunities to all children, especially our most at-risk, that will help them develop the skills that they need to succeed in school and life.