Social and Emotional Learning
HELIX understands its role in helping youth meet age-appropriate Social/Emotional Learning Standards (SEL) standards of Illinois State Board of Education. We do this by structuring its program by these standard to meet SEL standards and performance descriptors.
The Social/Emotional Learning Standards (SEL) were articulated by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2004 and guide schools and districts to address three learning goals:
- Goal 1: Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
- Goal 2: Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
- Goal 3: Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
HELIX also trains its paid and volunteer staff to be able to assess areas that impact an individual’s social and emotional engagement within scope of the mission and values of the program.
For more information on the Illinois State Board of Education SEL standards and descriptors, please click here.