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Raising humanity's Emotional Intelligence

The data proves it

Emotional intelligence skills are the best chance for success in:

  • School
  • Careers
  • Relationships

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the know-how to manage feelings, behaviors, relationships and life in brilliant and healthy ways.

Schools mostly call this training Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Call for it in your pre-K to 12 schools and watch it transform kid pains and under-performance into high-achieving, caring, remarkable kids.

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for parents.

For your kids best shot to succeed in every aspect of life, make sure SEL is taught by their schools – in-person or online – and ideally practiced at home. 

for businesses.

Nearly 90% of high performance derives from EQ, not IQ.,* Promoting SEL for pre-K-12 schools (as you did for STEM) will deliver even more upside.

*Harvard Business Review

for everyone.

EQ and SEL have the potential to transform society by fostering mutually supportive relationships, more loving mindsets, and healthier daily habits.

prominent voices.

"I have learned in my schools that social-emotional learning is what really matters."

Oprah Winfrey

"Social-Emotional Learning has the skills that we find make people successful over the long haul."

George Lucas
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"The programs nurture a child's social and emotional health and their academic skills."

Laura Bush

"It it important to pay attention to emotional intelligence...We want to explode that conversation to all over the world."

Lady Gaga

"Congratulations on the Campaign. I stand ready to support your work. You are engaged in a truly important endeavor and can touch many lives.”

Henry Cisneros

not ready to act? here's why core curriculum should start with kid's core.

Although far more important than math, science and history, Social-Emotional Learning is only taught comprehensively in an estimated 10-15% of U.S. schools. Yet it creates:

  • Dramatic improvements in grades and in student emotional states.
  • Equally notable declines in bullying, racism, substance abuse, discipline incidents, digital addiction and suicides.

In this stresssful time, children sorely need the ability to transform negative mindsets and behaviors and to be their best selves. They need your easily-done help to get this learnings to them even if you’re not a parent. Society benefits from declines in poverty, crime, violence, and mental and physical ills. 

Check out video and text evidence or simply follow our guidance on how to make EQ happen in your and our schools. 

EQ is vital to heal pandemic after-effects. we can help.

Covid-19 (and associated restrictions) have dramatically down-graded the mental health of many kids and their parents. There aren’t enough mental health counselors to meet the need. So it’s even more urgent that Social-Emotional Learning be taught and practiced at school and at home.

50%

of children were stressed out by the pandemic and may experience long-term mental and physical health issues. SEL in schools will make a big difference. See news reports below. Also see  The neuroscience of EQ 
Classroom Evidence| 3:35

Examples of Social-Emotional Learning and character development.
More video evidence for SEL
. Also see Full class trainings.   

 

A Business Leader on need for Social-Emotional Learning | 6:20

Ronnie Selinger, CEO, Nordis Technologies, talks about the business and organizational need for and gain  from SEL-trained graduates. Read more.

Boys & Girls Clubs| 3:04s

Hear about kids experiencing Emotional Intelligence skills at Boys & Girls Clubs – and parent appreciation for this.
More resources for parents.

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ready to act? here's how you can easily help get EQ skills to kids (and/or donate to help us do it).

An estimated 90% of you parents and even more of the public don’t know this learning even exists, thus aren’t calling for it from your schools and legislatures despite SEL’s exceptional 35-year evidence-based history. See five lifelong benefits. So parent and public awareness is crucial. 

Parents can call your schools and legislators and ask for it. Anyone can inform parents you know and share elements of this website on social media.  Employers can play a major role by informing parenting staff. Major companies can popularize SEL with your marketing as you did for STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math) and reap the benefits of public appreciation and better workforces. 

Here’s our full guide to how anyone can help:

our goal: equip our kids for a brighter human future.

As a non-profit project of the Earthways Foundation, we are dedicated to educating and activating parents, businesses and the country to support EQ and SEL in order to make the lives of our kids really work, enabling them to go on to make the world work better for everyone. We tirelessly advocate to get SEL into 100% of preschools through high schools by 2030, and for families wcurate the best, mostly free at-home learning resources from respected providers. We are not providers ourselves. Ally with us? See opportunities below.

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in the media.

organizations embracing Emotional Intelligence.

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