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Review for WINGS for kids, Charleston, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to work with the staff at WINGS for kids for the last 3 years as a partner supporting service learning as a part of the WINGS curriculum. WINGS shines a light on what makes kids GREAT and Earth Force considers them an outstanding partner. Their program is a critical staple of support for schools and communities that are often overwhelmed with with challenges. One of the things that makes WINGS so effective is their focus; all aspects of their program are explicitly tied to Social and Emotional Learning Objectives. Through SEL participants and their families learn how to explore and manage their own responses to the world around them. Through our partnership with WINGS for kids we, at Earth Force, feel that we are better able to achieve our mission to "engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities."

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for SEWEE Association, Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Julie and Karen at SEWEE Association for years and am fortunate to have a variety of excellent experiences to partner with them and observe their great work! SEWEE Association programming bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world experiences for young people to see, touch and absorb the natural world. They provide core professional development for teachers to integrate experiential, environmental-based learning into the required state standards. With a small staff they manage to serve teachers and students in at least 3 different school districts with their Earth Stewards program and many, many more through their on-site programs. It is also important to note that staff at SEWEE are quick to work together to provide the highest quality programs through their facility and to the teachers that they work with. The partners that work with the SEWEE Association also speak to their high-quality of programming; SC Department of Natural Resources, Center for Ocean Sciences Education and Excellence, Environmental Education Association of SC, Earth Force and The Center for Birds of Prey just to name a few. We are fortunate to have the SEWEE Association working every day to shepherd our youth as well as the general public through the protected spaces that carry such value in our beautiful, lowcountry home. Thanks to them for tirelessly working to foster future generations of environmental stewards!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Their relationship with the National Forests & Preserves makes their expertise REAL and they act as a gateway resource to these public lands.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field