Our Children Are Leaders

Young people have dreams and hopes for their future.
Let’s build on their interests, help them learn about their many strengths, and support the next generation of leaders.

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Leading with Social and Emotional Learning

There are many ways to lead: We can listen and learn from mistakes, show kindness to others, or use critical thinking to create solutions.

While your child may not see themselves as a leader yet, you can help them explore their strengths and inspire them to find their sense of purpose. With social and emotional learning (SEL), caring adults can work with young people to grow the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that help them become leaders for today and tomorrow.

Parents are Children’s First SEL Teachers

Simply put, SEL is how children learn to better understand themselves, relate to others, and work toward their goals. SEL includes five social and emotional skills – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making – that can be taught at all ages and in many different ways.

When young people have caring adults and many opportunities to practice these skills, they do better in school, feel good about themselves, can manage stress, and have healthier relationships.

By building this foundation, we can help young people learn, grow, and lead.

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Social and Emotional Competencies

The CASEL 5 addresses five broad, interrelated areas of competence:



Social awareness

Relationship skills

Responsible decision-making