Social-Emotional Learning

Skills for Lifelong Success

The Second Step® family of programs helps make social-emotional learning (SEL) part of children’s daily lives, in and outside the classroom. When implemented holistically, SEL can create positive systemic change that builds safe learning environments and addresses the needs of children, educators, and communities.

A holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning.

wheel with concentric circles. inner circle says families, above that says early learning, elementary, middle school, high school, above that says sel for adults, above that says out-of-school time

Want to learn more about SEL?

Download our white paper, The Case for a Holistic Approach to Social-Emotional Learning.

Looking for research?

Our work is grounded in current, comprehensive research, and we are committed to evaluating program outcomes.
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Second Step® Social-Emotional Learning Programs

With the help of teachers, counselors, and educators, Second Step programs are building a strong foundation for a new generation of socially and emotionally savvy people. Today, students learn to solve problems on the playground; tomorrow, they’ll manage conflicts in the workplace and everyday life.

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