Kernels of Practice for SEL

This briefing outlines key strategies for practicing social and emotional learning in a low-cost, low-burden manner. These strategies are designed to be adpatable to inidvidual settings and needs, while still producing meangingful outcomes.

Navigating Social-Emotional Learning from the Inside Out

This report looks inside 25 leading social and emotional learning and character education programs to identify key features and attributes of SEL programming for elementary-age children. The aim is to provide schools and organizations with detailed…

Summer 2017 Debrief Presentation

Outlining the initiatives of programs serving over 10,338 Boston youth, the data debrief from Summer 2017 captures key achievements and data results to guide the future summer learning.

Summer 2017 Report

This Summer Report details the performance of 132 programs serving 10,338 students over summer 2017.

Incorporating Youth Voice into Program Design

This report provides strategies to better understand the youth experience in areas of youth leadership and responsibility, and choice and autonomy. Conducted by Health Resources in Action, this new Policy and Practice Brief below offers practical…

Rennie Center Report: Beyond School Walls

In Boston, public schools and community-based organizations are experimenting with expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) which blend in-school experiences with community-based activities. This brief examines ongoing work in Boston and efforts by Boston Beyond to advance the…

Digital Badging and Micro-Credentialing

What does badging really represent for PK-12 educators dedicated to student-centered learning? This paper explores that answer with the help of voices directly involved in badging and micro-credentialing and educators thoughtfully watching it. Boston Beyond’s badging…

Badging Practice Brief

In the summer of 2015 and the 2015-16 school year, seven long-time partners of Boston Beyond with experience measuring program quality and skill outcomes for youth piloted this digital badging system. This brief contains promising practices and recommendations…

BASB/BPS Joint PSELI Press Release

In 2016, the Wallace Foundation granted $400,000 to Boston After School and Beyond and Boston Public Schools to support the development of social and emotional skills in students. A few of the features of focus were:…