Missed it? Help them Grow or Watch them Go: Strategies for Supporting Staff Wellness – watch it now

Research on successful out-of-school time programming identifies that positive impacts for youth and families are directly related to highly skilled and trained, youth serving professionals. In this moment, it is urgent for programs and the field to focus on attracting, selecting, and retaining high-quality staff, with an intentional priority on supporting healthy relationships and wellness with all staff.

We invite you to join us for a presentation and interactive discussion with Dr. Robin Elliott, Associate Dean & Director of SEL at Long Island University and Larry Taylor, Executive Director of Youth Development at YMCA of Greater Houston in which they will discuss proven strategies to support front line staff and help them stay centered while simultaneously working to recruit, hire and retain new staff. After brief presentations, there will be a panel discussion facilitated by Elle Essenmacher with Harmony SEL and an open Q&A with the audience.


  • Dr. Robin Elliott/ Associate Dean, Director of SEL at Long Island University
  • Larry Taylor /Executive Director of Youth Development /YMCA of Greater Houston
  • Elle Essenmacher/Strategic Accounts Advisor/ Hamony SEL (Panel Moderator)


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