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Committee for Children Releases Digital 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 2020–2021. The report, titled Resilience, Reflection, and Hope, highlights the organization’s achievements, expertise, and innovations from the prior fiscal year.

“This past year has been difficult for all of us, particularly for educators, students, and their families,” said Andrea Lovanhill, CEO of Committee for Children. “Social-emotional learning is crucial to strengthening and maintaining strong relationships while physically distanced.”

The annual report shows how Committee for Children’s adaptability and resilience helped the organization prosper despite ongoing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020–2021 fiscal year, Committee for Children doubled down on its comprehensive, community-wide approach to SEL to provide support for the well-being of children, families, and educators.

The organization’s innovations lab debuted new products such as the Purrble® toy, Nurture® Seattle, and The Imagine Neighborhood™ podcast, then quickly adapted those offerings to support children and families during the pandemic. New programs like Second Step® Out-of-School Time and the Second Step® Elementary digital program helped the organization support kids as schools moved from in-person to remote learning and back again. And through policy and advocacy work, Committee for Children helped make SEL a priority at the state and federal government levels.

“We’ll continue to offer the support and resources needed to help communities navigate and thrive during this pandemic and beyond,” Lovanhill said.


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 20.5 million children per year, we rise to meet societal challenges to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Visit to learn more.

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