WINGS for kids

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 476 Meeting Street Suite E Charleston SC 29403 USA

Mission: Kids growing up in poverty often miss out on life lessons--how to behave well, make good decisions, build healthy relationships. WINGS instills those missing life lessons by weaving a comprehensive social and emotional education into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and be happy--and they get a safe place to call home after school.
Geographic areas served: Local
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 57-1055054
843-906-3634
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family gave to WINGS because we had been hearing about their great work for a while and when we visited, we were blown away with their programs. It was truly refreshing to visit a school and see a large group of students being led in such a powerful and useful way. The kids were happy, well-behaved and excited.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

WINGS is an innovative program that actually addresses some of the enormous barriers to learning that are often overlooked: behaviors. I stumbled across the program years ago while visiting a school and saw children engaging in activities that actually required them to regulate their emotions! If only every child received such powerful reinforcement at school. From the second one walks in the door at a WINGS program, and they are greeted by a charming child with a warm handshake, it is clear that the program is transformative. This is one of few nonprofits that is working as hard as it possibly can to change lives.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

There is so much positive energy at WINGS. The first thing that grabbed my attention was the sense of community that everyone shares. I honestly have not seen an after school program like this before. Everyone is having fun - even the staff. Definitely left an impression.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the kids they serve.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how organized and efficient they are, especially with volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable and friendly. Easy to work with, for sure.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

soar to the moon! With 10 million dollars, WINGS could help millions of kids get the life lessons they are missing out on at home. They would also get a safe, effective place to be after school. Wow - what a thought!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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