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SEL is critical to student success, but how do you know your supports are working? On our blog, Researcher Karyn Lewis walks you through key considerations on how to measure SEL.
Think through important decisions on why to measure SEL, how to use SEL data and which skills, mindsets and capacities are appropriate to measure with this informative two-page guide.
The following resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012) can help school administrators and staff, as well as their community partners, design and implement effective mentoring services in K-12 school settings. The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring This revised version
Starting college can be stressful for all students but in particular for those who have experienced trauma. How can educators help?
Providing students with structure and boundaries doesn't have to take a big effort and can help young people learn more effectively.
What does Education Northwest do? Our newly refreshed website makes it easier to find out.
The Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest is excited to launch Empowered Hour: Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!).
IYS Night at the Movies is a celebration—a time to recognize the work of the afterschool, mentoring, and youth-development staff in our community. Your dedication is transforming Oregon, one student at a time.
Incorporating youth voice into academic settings requires educators and other adults to be mindful and think critically about when they need to step up (and step out) to best support youth.
Want to learn the basics of social and emotional learning? Download this primer to learn concepts you can use to help students develop “nonacademic skills” and reach their full potential.
      Do you know what it takes to build an emotionally and physically safe space for youth? Building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to a variety of activities
      The Research Institute (TRI), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), is hosting the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) 2016 Spring Conference at Western Oregon University on May 5 and 6. The conference theme is "Every Student Thriving, and the
What is social and emotional learning (SEL)? What about nonacademic skills; workplace-essential skills; 21st-century skills; and mindsets, essential skills and habits (MESH)?
Empowering Volunteers and Increasing Impact: Lessons from SMART’s Refreshed Volunteer Training Program
      Join the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest for a series of professional development opportunities designed for youth program staff. Intro to Active Participatory Approach—Free! July 19 (Portland, Ore., location TBA, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) How do young people learn? Is your
Belonging is a fundamental human need. What strategies that educators can use to help students feel more secure in their school experiences?
Jacob Williams looks at the role educators can play in supporting youth to help keep them out of trouble and discusses several risk domains associated with young people based on a new, comprehensive literature review.
United by a common mission to improve the lives of our children and communities in the Northwest, the Institute for Youth Success (formerly known as Oregon Mentors) will merge with Education Northwest effective August 15, 2015. This merger will create a full-service, innovative regional center to
      Join the The Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest for the Together We Thrive Luncheon and help us transform outcomes for Oregon youth. Keynote Speakers Cameron Knowles marks his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Timbers in 2016. A former defender for the second-division
Since this post appeared in March, 2015 as part of our series on collective impact, the Institute for Youth Success has joined Education Northwest to better support youth-serving agencies in Oregon and across the region. Collective impact initiatives have data at the core of their efforts to

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