October 19, 2023 | Harold Hare
California is Beginning to See: SEL is Future Readiness
Gen Z students want more instruction and support around practical life and employability skills. The desire to learn more about what we and many others refer to as power skills, is clearly seen in the recent “Question the Quo” High School survey report. Many of these power skills center around SEL, being able to understand themselves and others. This self knowledge will empower our students, the future workers and leaders in America, to find career pathways that are not just good fits, but allow them to live fulfilling lives.
California’s Embrace of SEL and Career Readiness
California has laid the groundwork for this type of instruction by articulating SEL goals using the CASEL standards. More and more teachers and leaders throughout the state are beginning to see that social emotional skills are crucial to students’ future readiness in life and career. In addition to mainstream secondary instruction, educational programs including SPED, alternative schools, and CTE pathways are beginning to integrate Find Your Grind’s unique, lifestyle-first approach, placing student strengths and interests at the forefront of career exploration.
Enhancing Student Experience with the Future Ready Curriculum
Freshman seminar and advisory programs are also leveraging our Future Ready curriculum, building power skills from financial literacy to life balance and mental wellness. With the exciting investments the State is making in the Community School model, we are incredibly excited to prove out Find Your Grind with students in these schools, supporting their goal of addressing whole child needs with our Future Ready Platform, especially Spanish speaking students, using our new Find Your Grind language toggle!