Sports-Based Youth Development: Hitting A Home Run In Social And Emotional Learning Outcomes

Sports-Based Youth Development: Hitting A Home Run In Social And Emotional Learning Outcomes

ABSTRACT: Laureus USA and the Allstate Foundation released the results of a comprehensive study conducted by Hello Insight, which shows that youth sports programs play a significant role in fostering critical social and emotional learning (SEL) skills necessary to succeed in school, careers, and life. These sport-based youth development (SBYD) programs have a particularly strong impact on young men of color and youth in under resourced communities.

The study, Sports-based Youth Development: Hitting a Home Run in Social and Emotional Learning Outcomes, conducted by noted youth development researcher Dr. Kim Sabo Flores, Ph.D., CEO of Hello Insight, surveyed more than 60 SBYD programs and nearly 10,000 young people nationwide using the survey and reporting tool Hello Insight: Sports. The study found that substantially more young people in SBYD programs develop SEL skills than those attending non-sports programs.

REVIEWER: Peter Gerlings

AUTHOR SUMMARY: Kim Sabo Flores, PhD

READ MORE: https://co-op.helloinsight.org/new-sbyd-study/