Culture Club

An After-School Program of Beyond The March Corp

Purpose:

The purpose of Culture Club is to support social emotional learning while providing life skills training and culturally affirming history to improve outcomes for inner city youth.

Social emotional learning is defined as the “process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions” (CASEL, 2017). The five competencies of SEL—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making—are supported from various theoretical vantage points (CASEL, 2017). 

            In addition, many of the skills associated with social emotional learning overlap with those of critical thinking, and can be reinforced at the same time. Research has shown that they positively influence one another and both serve to increase learning, achievement, college and career readiness, and other important twenty-first century skills (Arslan & Demirtas, 2016; Dymnicki, Samboldt, & Kidron, 2013; Varela, Kelcey, Reyes, Gould, & Sklar, 2013).

Core Values:

  1. Positive Self-Regard
  2. Respect for others
  3. Self-Competency
  4. Character
  5. Community

 

 

 

 

The program is implemented within a 60 minute window.

10 min             Circle of Friends & Hero Time

5 min               Gross motor activity

20 min             Lesson of the day

5 min               Gross motor activity- dancing to a positive upbeat song

5 min               Our Story (character lessons)

5 min               Story time

10 min             Yoga

            Social emotional learning is defined as the “process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions” (CASEL, 2017). The five competencies of SEL—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making—are supported from various theoretical vantage points (CASEL, 2017). 

            In addition, many of the skills associated with social emotional learning overlap with those of critical thinking, and can be reinforced at the same time. Research has shown that they positively influence one another and both serve to increase learning, achievement, college and career readiness, and other important twenty-first century skills (Arslan & Demirtas, 2016; Dymnicki, Samboldt, & Kidron, 2013; Varela, Kelcey, Reyes, Gould, & Sklar, 2013).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details

  • Keyword:Culture

Organizer Details

  • Phone:+1 (317) 766-1277
  • Email:beyondthemarch@outlook.com
  • website:www.beyondthemarchindy.org

Venue

  • Venue :7124 Constitution Dr Indianapolis, IN 46256 US
  • Phone:+1 (317) 766-1277
  • website:http://www.beyondthemarchindy.org