SEL4SC Community Partners

We are proud to partner with various community organization to provide young people and families with crucial information and resources.

Christine Donavan
PCI Certified Parent Coach

Christine provides supportive and solution-focused coaching to parents, helping them navigate the challenges of parenting and foster a nurturing family environment.

SEL4SC is honored to partner with Christine for local parenting classes and select Screenagers events.

Click here to learn more about Christine. 

Advocates for Social Emotional Learning

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES: “Social and emotional learning (SEL) has become more widely embraced as part of a well-rounded education over the past 20 years, leading to increased discussions among state lawmakers about whether and how to incorporate SEL into school and after-school curriculum. In a recent public poll, 82 percent of respondents said it is highly important for schools to help students develop interpersonal skills, such as being cooperative, respectful of others and persistent at solving problems.”

NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION: “For too long, school policies presumed that providing for the safety and wellbeing of our kids begins and ends with the physical security of school grounds. Education in the 21st century necessitates that elected officials act to guarantee the holistic safety of every child, from physical safety to emotional safety. We must recognize that each day our children are balancing the demands of their academic workloads with their social and emotional maturation, while many face additional challenges at home and in their communities. At the same time, the rise of social media allows for bullying to continue outside of the school walls, away from educators’ watchful eyes. And we must recognize that society has stigmatized support services.”

ASPEN INSTITUTE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL & ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT: “Today’s youth must navigate a complex, economically competitive, and globally connected world. Yet the nation’s predominant approach to PreK-12 education fails to fully prepare students for this future. From the schoolhouse to the state house, we have emphasized the academic skills our students need. But overwhelming evidence demands that we complement the focus on academics with the development of the social and emotional skills and competencies that are equally essential for students to thrive in school, career, and life.”

“Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has the power to lift the spirits of individuals who may be going through difficulties, it reminds them of their value, worth, and potential in an affirmative way. Emotional Health is linked to mental and physical health which impact the livelihoods of individuals and families, we aim to provide hope and optimism, strengthen communities, which ultimately benefits an entire society.” – Mike Young, Director of Capacity Building, PASOS