The Buddy Builder program is a social-emotional learning program designed for the highly active, diverse afterschool setting.
Why choose the Buddy Builder program?
Engaging and flexible
Teachers enjoy teaching the Buddy Builder program, because they can embed teaching SEL skills in a wide range of enrichment activities and are empowered to make choices about supplemental activities they can do with their students for each SEL skill. Students have fun learning and using SEL skills naturally.
Developed for Afterschool Programs
Many afterschool teachers and directors provided input and feedback on all aspects of the program, so that is would be maximally appropriate for an afterschool setting.
Students in this program greatly improved in their social skills including cooperation, self-control, helping others, game-playing, assertiveness, and having conversations.
Easy to Use
All teacher training and instructional materials can be accessed through the Buddy Builder website.