Skills for Adolescence for Out-of-School Time 6-8

Skills for Adolescence for Out-of-School Time is adapted from Lions Quest’s highly-rated middle school curriculum to provide staff with a positive youth development program that meets the unique demands of out-of-school time settings.

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Skills for Adolescence for OST

Skills for Adolescence for Out-of-School Time is comprised of 33 social and emotional learning lessons, five service-learning lessons, three online bullying prevention lessons, 116 reinforcement activities, and numerous relationship-centered learning community strategies and activities.

Skills for Adolescence for Out-of-School Time provides staff with a positive youth development program that aligns with the six common elements of high-quality OST programming, recognized by researchers and practitioners as having the most influence on positive outcomes for young people.

SEL Skill Categories

  • Setting goals
  • Self-confidence
  • Listening
  • Making good decisions
  • Managing emotions
  • Being a friend
  • Dealing with intimidation
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Managing stress
  • Appreciating family
  • Building community

Program Highlights

  • Easy to use, sequential lesson plans take the guesswork out of effective implementation. Lessons can be taught in a single 45-60 minute session or divided into two sessions.
  • Planning tools keep staff members on the same page, and student participation logs help track students’ exposure to lessons and skill-building activities.
  • Energizers provide quick, hands-on, high energy activities to engage young people and reinforce skills and concepts.
  • Activities for expanding unit themes give young people hands-on projects that can be done in schools, youth centers, and in the community.
  • Application activities help tie character education to academics.