Success is often determined by a healthy mindset. Our program integrates social-emotional learning (SEL) into the Computer Science/Coding curriculum so students will improve their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills. They will also learn how to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
Incorporating SEL into our program aligns with Austin ISD’s initiative to implement SEL at every campus in the district. In fact, “Austin ISD is a recognized leader in urban education and one of the first districts in the nation to commit to the development of the whole child by incorporating social and emotional learning”2. To learn more about the SEL strategies and action plans of AISD and how our program is an extension of these practices, visit Austin ISD’s SEL page.
As we teach our children the future of technology, it is just as important that we teach them to be good citizens. We believe it is critical for students to develop lifelong skills at an early age as they begin to make sense of the world around them and where they fit in. Austin Kids Can! is committed to helping at-risk children of Austin grow and achieve success in the 21st century.