We are bringing social emotional
learning and its impact

Our mission

To empower California youth to thrive in school and life by advancing and supporting effective Social and Emotional Learning programs, policies and practices in all schools and communities statewide.

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Build awareness of SEL learning and its Impact

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Advocate for local and state-wide policies and funding to support SEL

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Connect Local SEL Stakeholders with Best Practices

News and Features


A Call for REAL Change From Our Executive Director

Read Dr. Amy Cranston’s latest blog.

Covid-19 SEL Support

As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges. We’ve compiled a list of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list.

Crucial Emotional Toolkit for Parents & Children in Coronavirus Era

During stressful times such as the current coronavirus pandemic, what children need most is Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Bring EQ into the home with this toolkit of dynamic, and mostly free, online learning programs, videos, games, and apps.


New State Guide for SEL Resources

The California Department of Education recently released “Social Emotional Learning in California: A Guide to Resources.” This downloadable guide assists California educations in serving the social and emotional needs of the whole child.

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