Social and Emotional Learning

When youth build skills like empathy, collaboration, and teamwork, they do better in the classroom and in life. This program supports organizations that create access to high-quality social and emotional learning experiences.

Prioritizing the out-of-school time space, we identify the organizations working to bring social and emotional learning (SEL) to the forefront. Together with our partners, we identify and invest in SEL-informed practices that prepare youth to thrive.

Social and Emotional Learning

When youth build skills like empathy, collaboration, and teamwork, they do better in the classroom and in life. This program supports organizations that create access to high-quality social and emotional learning experiences.

Prioritizing the out-of-school time space, we identify the organizations working to bring social and emotional learning (SEL) to the forefront. Together with our partners, we identify and invest in SEL-informed practices that prepare youth to thrive.

Our Partners

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Afterschool & Summer Recovery and Opportunity Fund

This fund provides grants to national intermediary organizations working to help afterschool and summer program providers and communities recover, reopen and reimagine the role of out-of-school time.

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American Institutes for Research (AIR)

With the support of SCE and the Wallace Foundation, AIR will build a free tool that enables users to (1) measure their readiness to implement new SEL initiatives and (2) access resources and professional learning aligned with their level of readiness.

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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Our partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) expands awareness of and access to social and emotional learning.

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Making Caring Common

Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, leads a number of research projects and initiatives with the goal of helping children develop the capacity to care for and value others.

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Search Institute

Search Institute will research and develop a framework for building effective peer-to-peer relationships that can be utilized by out-of-school time providers and school-based adults.

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Research and Resources

Preparing Youth to Thrive

Drawing on insights from eight of our grant partners, this field guide sheds new light on how out-of-school programs can equip teens with valuable social and emotional skills.

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Blog Posts

SEL: Pause, Celebrate, Imagine

This year on International Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate how far this field has come and to envision what the future of this field could be. Our mission …

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After-School All-Stars: Adapting to Support Students’ Needs

It is no surprise that over the past year-and-a-half afterschool programming has shifted dramatically due to the pandemic. Just as “in-school” time has mostly been virtual, out-of-school activities were paused or virtual as well. We spoke …

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Past Work

Grants

Past Partners

Learn more about the partners we previously funded through our Social and Emotional Learning program.

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Goals

Past Challenges

Learn more about SCE’s previous SEL Challenges.

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