Wings Leader (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 21, 2018
Every day starts with the Wings Creed. WingsLeaders and Wings kids say it. It helps remind everyone about the social and emotional skills the kids learn. You have to be good with children and willing to accept feedback from the kids, peers, and management. The management does evaluations and strives to make the workplace fun. The hardest part of the job is delivering consequences to the children and the most enjoyable part of the job are the fun Fridays that reward the staff and the kids with some much needed goofing around.
Mentor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 29, 2018
The only thing I loved about this job was working with the children. Management could use more training at times felt the program was quite unorganized and unprepared. They could also provide more relevant training during the week you train in Charleston to help prepare for the type of problems you may come in contact with.
Wings Leader (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 21, 2018
Was just not worth working there. Management sucks. Pay was terrible for all the stuff they make you do. The management is supposed to coach you and help you understand. No longer was it fun for the kids or the Wings Leaders.
The job is cool because you get to have fun at work sometimes, and you also get to help the youth in the process. While teaching the kids social and emotional skills, you end up picking up somethings that can benefit you in your day to day life.
Very fun environment, loved working with the kids.
Wings leader (Former Employee) – Lake City, SC – June 1, 2017
I would come in and have snack and chat with my group of kids which was about 12 kids. Then we would do homework. Depending on the day of the week we would have discussion about something positive and then free time where the kids got have a choice of activity.
I love working at Wings for Kids. I've learned how to become a better multitasker and also I've become better at time management. I love how day to day I interact with the children . It brings me joy that when these children grow up into amazing adults , they'll look back and see how much Wings impacted their life. I love Wings for kids and I'll definitely continue to work there .
Teacher (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 7, 2017
Each day was different and that is what I liked most. With the different learning objectives taught each week helped me with managing a life outside of Wings. Every one I worked with was supportive and able to do what was necessary to help the kids grasp the concepts of social and emotional learning.
Wings Leader (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 16, 2017
This culture of this organization is extremely positive. However your experience will heavily depend on the team you end up with. It's a very stressful job, and no amount of training can prepare you for that. What makes or breaks it all, however, comes down to your coworkers.
its a good first job if like challenges and stress the most enjoyable part of the job was the kids . you interact with the kids and play games and do activities that deals with the learning objective that week you gotta come early to prep and be prepared to stay overtime
It' s a fun environment to work in and helps low income families with social and emotional learning skills. The pay is low and hours very part-time, but the company/program serves a huge community help. I would recommend others to work for the company.
Program Director (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 2, 2017
WINGS is a place where you can learn about management if that is something your are interested in. You will also get the experience of learning about how to run a non-profit organization as well as what is necessary to up keep a federal grant for an organization.
Wingsleader (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – August 24, 2016
I love wings working with the kids are amazing they can be challenging but they teach you different ways to help the wingskids also it is great for college students. If you love working with kids this is the place for you. Not only do you teach kids different things you can learn how to deal with things going on in your life as well.
WINGSLeader (Former Employee) – Lake City, SC – May 22, 2016
The experience was amazing. Since a child i always wanted to do a mentoring program and this was my chance. The kids were amazing i have never had the chance to interact with so many different and unique kids. I learned different techniques to get through to them and express themselves in non-violent ways.
WL (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 18, 2016
A typical day at WINGS is preparing your program for the day by putting together staff notes and managing supplies for the day. I learned a lot of management and multi-tasking skills as well solving problems quickly. The overall management of WINGS needs major improvements for situations when WINGSLeader don't come. The most enjoyable part is seeing the students enjoy what you put together.
Helping the students and seeing the social and emotional IQ go up.
Having to deal with situations you can't control that affects your program.