WINGS for Kids

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Bridget Laird, CEO
Main Address

476 Meeting Street
Suite E
Charleston, SC 29403
United States

What We Do
The Mission of WINGS for Kids is to equip at-risk kids with the social and emotional skills to succeed in school, stay in school, and thrive in life. We envision a world where there is equity in academics, opportunity, and emotional well-being for all children regardless of socioeconomic status. WINGS is an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. We help elementary age (K-5) kids experience high quality, effective social and emotional learning. Research shows that strong social-emotional skills are key to helping kids succeed in school, be prepared for the workforce, and become positive and healthy contributors to society. We weave a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to stay in school, succeed and be happy, in a safe and supportive environment. WINGS is the only U.S. organization focused solely on developing and improving social and emotional skills within after school programming.
Interesting Info
  • Serving nearly 300 kids in Charlotte each day of the school year.
  • Helping 1,100 kids soar in school and in life each day by teaching them social and emotional skills.
  • In our 21st year we have grown to serve more than 6,500 kids in Charlotte, Charleston and Atlanta.
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