We believe it’s time to reach for the moon, land among the stars and see high quality evidence-based systemic Social and Emotional Learning strategies implemented for millions of public school students PreK-12th grade in five years - and all students, in time - because people equipped with SEL solve problems, address conflict, and make the world a more peaceful place to live.
We Believe No Problem Is Solved and No Problem Exists - Or Is Allowed to Persist - Without People.
Social and Emotional Learning is revolutionary because it addresses the most advanced technology known to man – the one we didn’t create – the human brain. When people care and are cared for, and they interact effectively with others, they contribute. When people don’t care, aren’t cared for, or can’t function, they perpetuate problems. The kinds of ongoing problems we see manifested everywhere and everyday - symptoms of the fundamental disconnect that happens when people don’t feel they belong and don’t get along: conflicts at school, at home, at work, in our nation, in our world.
But with both immediate and long term positive impacts, Social and Emotional Learning creates a rich and exciting learning environment that produces generations upon generations of people who care, who can and who contribute.With SEL embedded in all aspects of the school day, students will become the knowledgeable, respectful, caring, and contributing citizens the worlds needs now - people capable of successfully and positively working together to traverse and transform the future with grit and resiliency, no matter what challenges or opportunities that future will hold and addressing a variety of problems, whether they be medical, environmental, political, social or even hatred itself.CASEL