ELA’s Response to Ohio House Bill 166

October 2019 — Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) is excited to grow partnerships across the state in response to the recently passed Ohio House Bill 166, an initiative dedicating $675 million to school districts across the state to support and develop student wellness and success.

Social-emotional learning is at the core of all ELA programming. H.B. 166 comes at a time that is critical for all students to hone those leadership and soft skills that will propel them towards success.

As a Cleveland-born non-profit, ELA’s mission is to help young people develop their most valuable asset – themselves. Over the past 11 years, ELA has served nearly 25,000 young people in direct partnership with more than 150 school and community partners.  ELA has worked in diverse settings and school districts including Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Detention Center, Magnificat, Warrensville Heights, Elyria, Lorain, Parma, Lakewood, and many others with our nationally recognized award-winning curriculum. ELA’s program reach speaks to the increasing urgency for educators to better prepare youth with the real-world skills to be successful.

ELA’s curriculum integrates leadership and 21st century skills training with socio-emotional learning strategies that help young people develop holistically as they continue their journey toward high school graduation. This prepares them for lifelong success and responsible citizenship. Our SEL work directly aligns with the Ohio Department of Education’s recently published Social and Emotional Learning Standards. Our experience and externally validated results position us as a regional leader in SEL and youth development programming and align us with the objective of Ohio House Bill 166.

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Interested in learning how your school district can partner with ELA thanks to funding from H.B. 166?
Contact ELA today by emailing info@effectivela.org or call 216.292.8775.


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