Advocating for policies and funding to support SEL at the local and state level
Connecting local SEL stakeholders to share best practices
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What Does SEL4SC Do?

SEL4SC is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting and advancing effective social-emotional learning (SEL) in all schools, families, organizations, and communities in South Carolina.

We envision a united South Carolina where all children and adults have access to the resources and support they need to succeed in school, work, and life.

What is SEL?

Social-emotional learning (SEL) refers to a broad set of essential life skills children and adults can learn and use to regulate their emotions, communicate with others, use compassion and empathy to understand the needs of other people, build relationships, and make good decisions. These skills become even more important for young people as they enter the workforce and build healthy relationships as adults.

What are the benefits of SEL?

Social-emotional learning affects the lives of students, teachers, parents, employers, and the larger community in meaningful ways that improve relationships and societies as a whole.

“Social-emotional learning is foundational. SEL is the lens through which we implement lessons, design assessments, and create policy. It is the lens through which we lead.” 

— Sarah Gams, 2021 South Carolina Teacher of the Year


We are looking for partners and donors who can help us promote and support high-quality social emotional learning across South Carolina. Will you consider joining us in our mission?