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Pages: 3930-3934
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.0192

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF SUMMER YOUTH JOBS PROGRAMS THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

M. Finkenberg, R. Pelton

Stevenson University (UNITED STATES)
Two important goals of youth jobs programs are to expand youth’s opportunities for future employment and keep youth out of trouble by engaging them in productive summertime activities. However, many youth jobs programs struggle to fully engage participants which results in low attendance- neither keeping youth off the streets nor imparting them with important job skills. Inclusion of social emotional learning (SEL) in a youth jobs programs provides an important opportunity to improve engagement and overall effectiveness of the jobs program. This paper is presented to assist organizations in developing, refining and expanding their youth jobs programs to incorporate social emotional learning. This paper will provide a discussion of what SEL is with an emphasis on how these skills and attributes are relevant to job and career success. This paper will discuss how a focus on SEL in a youth jobs program not only builds these important skills for program participants, but can help with youth engagement and motivation in the program. Specific strategies will be shared for incorporating SEL skill development into youth jobs programming.
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author = {Finkenberg, M. and Pelton, R.},
title = {IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF SUMMER YOUTH JOBS PROGRAMS THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
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doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.0192},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.0192},
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year = {2016},
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M. Finkenberg, R. Pelton (2016) IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF SUMMER YOUTH JOBS PROGRAMS THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 3930-3934.
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