Dear New Hampshire Out-of-School Time Professionals,
Happy International Social and Emotional Learning Day to you all! Please receive this enormous THANK YOU for all you are doing to enrich the lives of all our NH children and youth! YOU are the relationship builders, advocates, and consistent caring adults in the lives of our young people. The work YOU do with and on behalf of them each day plays a tremendous role in their thriving life outcomes. YOUR dedication and caring presence are assets to their thriving life outcomes. THANK YOU for your commitment to them. Their future wouldn’t be the same without YOU. 
Abigail Blodgett
Choose one of the following and submit to the ACROSS NH SEL Project Coordinator, Abigail Blodgett, at ablodgett@seresc.net by Friday, March 25th:
  1. Write 2-3 sentences addressing, “Why is SEL in Out-of-School Time important to you?”
  2. Send a photo and short description of a Social and Emotional Learning Supportive Practice or Routine or Activity that you do or have done in your OST program with children and youth. If children are in any images, please be sure to document permissions from their guardian before submitting. 
Submissions will be showcased to our NH OST community in the ACROSS NH newsletter, website, and social media groups. This means that your name and program or location will be with your quote or photo entry.
ACROSS NH is beyond grateful for your partnership in this #SELday project and for all of the ways you embody SEL in your programs and lives. For more information on #SELday, visit https://SELday.org 
The Raffle Drawing will take place on Thursday, March 31st! The winner will receive a special SEL gift for their OST program!
Here is a sneak peek at the first SEL in OST raffle submissions!
This video was shared on behalf of SEL4US and the Urban Assembly, celebrating #SELday around the world to showcase the SEL skills used to build relationships and community. Learn more about how you can participate and contribute at https://selday.org/.
Guided Resource Walk Through Trainings
If you have questions about these trainings, or you would like to request a guide introduction training for your program, please email acrossnh@seresc.net or call (603) 206-6848.
This guide seeks to support afterschool programs with the development of policies that seek to include all children and youth. Research shows many positive outcomes from participation in afterschool programs that intentionally address growth in personal and social skills.
Social and Emotional Learning takes place in all contexts that children and youth participate: their homes, schools, out-of-school time environments, and communities. The field of afterschool’s commitment to Social and Emotional Learning can make a profound difference in the lives of the young people served, and in the adults who guide them.
If you would like to request a printed copy of one of these guides,
please email acrossnh@seresc.net. Quantities are limited.
Abigail J. Blodgett, NH ASMP & ECMP
Social and Emotional Learning Project Coordinator
ACROSS NH, a project of SERESC
165 South River Road, Unit F
Bedford, NH 03110
Art by Mercy, 12 years old
ACROSS NH is a project of the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC) and is funded by the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration. Our goal is to provide statewide technical assistance and professional development opportunities to afterschool providers to support their work in creating high quality, innovative programs for schoolage children.