Our Approach and Vision
The SAFE approach and the SEL vision are integrated in all programs and activities that we offer.
S (Sequenced): Integrate connected and coordinated set of activities for a step-by-step learning process; A (Active): Include active forms of learning to help youth practice and master new skills and attitudes; F (Focused): Include at least one component dedicated to personal and social skills improvement; E (Explicit): Targets specific SEL skills.
SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)
“…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) Five core competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making