Young people are at the heart of the work carried out by the YMCA, that’s why we invite you to join us for an inspiring and dynamic panel. This event will highlight the importance of Measuring Social-Emotional Skills in youth within social programs

We believe that the youth of the 21st century will face current and future challenges and whose actions will shape the future of the next generation. Youth in the 21st century face diverse challenges, which require new approaches in their preparation and empowerment. A young person in the 21st Century should have the tools necessary to navigate and overcome the challenges faced on their journey to adulthood.

What are Social-Emotional Skills?

These skills enable us to understand and regulate our emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish and develop positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and set and achieve goals.

Some examples include teamwork, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, tolerance, empathy, and a sense of belonging.

Why are they important?

Research over the past decade on prompting social and emotional learning indicates that these skills are essential for personal development and success in navigating life. They are linked to positive behaviors, good academic performance, reduced risky behaviors, and the development of effective coping mechanisms.

This opportunity is for you if

You are interested in learning how the impact of social programs can be enhanced by measuring Social-Emotional Skills.

You want to understand how measuring Social Emotional Skills can contribute to your organization’s capacity building and resource optimization.

You finance youth-focused projects and want to know the benefits of measuring Social Emotional Skills

Learn from the best

Advisor Templeton World Charity Foundation

Education Coordinator for the Adolescent Area NGO Comunidad Perú

Director of Education and Programs

Director of Youth Programs YMCA Bogotá

CEO of the Latin American and Caribbean Alliance of YMCAs


“For our organization, measuring the outcomes of psychosocial support with verifiable data has been eye-opening. These data demonstrate the impact of our actions and facilitate resource mobilization. They also support the systematization and development of new intervention techniques. For our teams, the results are a valuable tool that allows them to recognize changes and improve their professional practices.”

Learn more about the adaptation process of Social Emotional Skills Measurement in Lima, Peru, and Bogotá, Colombia.

Evento impulsado por YMCA Latinoamérica y el Caribe

We are a team of individuals who inspire, facilitate, and connect the 25 YMCAs of Latin America and the Caribbean to increase our relevance, social impact, and sustainability.