Press Releases

Committee for Children, Leigh Steinberg & Anti-Bullying Experts H.E.A.R. Launch National Coalition to Combat Bullying in Schools

Committee for Children, famed sports agent Leigh Steinberg, and H.E.A.R founder, Jimmy Shafe, are joining with bullying prevention expert Dr. Susan Swearer to form Project HEAR Us Foundation. The foundation will be enlisting high school athletes, artists, and other student leaders as instructors of research-based anti-bullying solutions and raising the awareness, engagement, and funding for anti-bullying programs in schools.

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Georgia Division of Family and Children Services—Office of Prevention and Family Support Increases Focus on Committee for Children’s Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services—Office of Prevention and Family Support recently awarded over $500,000 dollars in grants to schools throughout the state looking to implement Committee for Children’s Second Step Social-Emotional Learning program.

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Get Your Mind Ready With Mind Yeti

Committee for Children's newest innovation is here! Mind Yeti™ is a mobile responsive web app that delivers mindfulness activities to help kids and their adults settle the “hubbub.”
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Generals, Business Executives, and Educators Agree: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is Key to Success for All Kids, According to New Committee for Children Ebook

Committee for Children announced the publication of a one-of-a-kind thought leadership collection of opinions and viewpoints, from a dynamic and diverse group of leaders, on how social-emotional learning can help children succeed in school, the workplace, and life, enhancing and enriching their lives. 

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Committee for Children Applauds Passage of HB 2597

Legislation promoted by Committee for Children is on its way to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for signature following a unanimous vote of support today in the Senate. The legislation requires that school districts factor in sexual abuse when planning to help students in emotional distress. … Read More


Committee for Children Applauds New Every Student Succeeds Act

Committee for Children (CFC), the global nonprofit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through education and advocacy, today hailed the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA includes language that supports the social and emotional competencies of students throughout the nation, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice in schools. … Read More


Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program Chosen for Prestigious CASEL “SELect” List

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) released yesterday its 2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs–Middle and High School Edition. Meeting stringent requirements for research, design, and implementation potential, Committee for Children's Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention, a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for students in grades 6—8, is one of only six middle school programs to earn a spot on the 2015 CASEL Guide's “SELect” list. … Read More