The Life Skills Education program is a 9 week 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) curriculums 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?
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“What stood out to me was when we talked about self respect/courage. It really made me think about myself, and how I can improve on my actions. I have changed ever since that day, and I am a better person than I was before.”
“In the ACE program it’s very different. The ACE program is welcoming, and doesn’t just talk to you, but lets you talk to them, too. It’s not an “I say, you do” thing. Our volunteer is very happy and encouraging. Y’all are the best teachers.”
“For a while I was struggling with self confidence, but you helped me realize that I should trust more in myself, to block all the negative, and enjoy the positive. I really did hate myself for a long while, but now I don’t. Thanks!”
“I wanted to tell you that you made a huge impact on my life. Not only that, you impacted my friendships, too. You taught us how to have fun, but taught us a lesson while doing it. You taught us life skills. I now know what I want to do when I graduate. I now know when and how to prepare for my tests, and I even know how to fix an argument between my friends. Thank you ACE!”