The Life Skills Education program is a 9 month in-class Social and Emotional Learning program that supports academic achievement and an improved school culture by addressing goal-setting, conflict resolution, career-preparedness, effective communication, teamwork, giving and earning respect, and more.
According to a meta-analysis of 213 studies involving 270,000+ students, those who participated in SEL programs showed an 11% gain in academic achievement compared to non-participants. Students participating in SEL programs also showed improved classroom behavior and increased ability to manage stress and depression, which research links to increased graduation rates. ACE evaluates the success of the Life Skills Education Program through pre- and post-tests, one-on-one feedback, and student/teacher surveys.
Public school systems around the country are advocating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula as an effective framework for improving school climate, mental health, discipline practices, and academic engagement. We believe students in Alabama deserve the same investment. Won't you join us?