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Committee for Children Releases 2021–2022 Report to the Community

SEATTLECommittee for Children, a nonprofit leader in social-emotional learning (SEL) and creator of the Second Step® family of programs, has released an annual report for 2021–2022. The report highlights the organization’s achievements, expertise, and advocacy work from the prior fiscal year.

“This has been an incredibly tough year for students, families, and educators as they work on academic recovery and address the effects of the youth mental health crisis,” said Committee for Children CEO Andrea Lovanhill. “Overcoming these challenges will take all of us working together to support children’s emotional resiliency skills so that students can thrive in school and in life.”

The annual report shows how Committee for Children has continued to adapt and work in service of child, educator, and community well-being in the face of misinformation and anti-SEL sentiment. In the 2021–2022 fiscal year, Committee for Children doubled down on its comprehensive, community-wide approach to SEL. The nonprofit announced the development of a new Second Step program designed for high school students. And through policy and advocacy work, Committee for Children made great strides in championing children’s social-emotional life skills at the state and federal government levels.

“We don’t need to choose between supporting students’ life skills and their academic success. We will continue to work with families, educators, and school communities so we can create the future we all want to achieve: safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world,” said Lovanhill.


About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is a global nonprofit that has championed the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning, child protection, and bullying prevention for more than 40 years. With a history of action and influence, we’re known as a leader in social-emotional education and a force in advocacy, research, and innovation in the field. We take a comprehensive approach to SEL, promoting social-emotional well-being from birth to early adulthood—supporting not just classrooms, but entire communities. As our programs transform the lives of more than 24.4 million children per year, we rise to meet societal challenges to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Visit to learn more.