finding common ground and pursuing common good
through social and emotional learning.

Our SEL Day 2023 Events

SEL for
EVERY Family

March 9, 2023
Noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is proven to equip kids with the personal and interpersonal skills that they need to succeed in school, career, relationships, and life. But is this approach powerful and accessible enough to counter the challenges confronting every family today: pandemics, economic dislocation, racism, trauma?

In observance of SEL Day 2023, our panel of parent experts will discuss SEL’s abilities to address all types of families and their challenges. All parents are welcome to come learn how to build your social emotional intelligence and that of your kids and face any challenge. 

Dr. Gwen Bass–Educational and parenting consultant and trainer, and parent.

Dr. Lorea Martínez–Faculty, Columbia University Teachers College; Founder, HEART in Mind; and parent.

Michael Eatman–Executive Coach, Inclusion Strategist, founder of Culture7 Coaching, and parent.

Emotional Intelligence in Action

March 11, 2023
Noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern

We believe emotional wellness starts with empathy and understanding. This webinar, run by young people for young people, is to remind us that we are all experiencing a mental and emotional journey at this stage in our life that can be confusing, scary, & exciting to navigate. 

This webinar is about you. Not the speakers, not another lecture. We want you to feel heard in your story and inspired by others. Navigating our emerging adulthood isn’t always easy, but we don’t have to go at it alone.

Livi Redden–Podcast “Today is the Future” ; author, “The Sooner You Know, The Better”.

Tanish Ramchandani–High school sophomore, San Francisco.

Maxim Sokolov–College student, New Jersey.

Rafaella Thorssen–Co-founder and chief creative office, Vlogmi.

Tomorrow's Workforce Needs SEL Today

March 10, 2023
2 pm Pacific / 5 pm Eastern

The recent World Economic Forum highlighted the top skills that students need for jobs in the ever-evolving future. Foundational SEL concepts dominate the list: resilience, perseverance, communication, conflict resolution, goal setting, and self-regulation.

How can educators, families, and employers collaborate today to build these skills for the next generation’s success tomorrow? Panelists from business and education will share how these two spheres can, and must, come together for excellence today and tomorrow.

This event was one session in the day-long SEL Day Summit.

Dr. Kasthuri Henry–Founder, KasHenry Inc., Forbes Coaching Council member, author “Ennobled for Success.”

Tony Bond–Chief Innovation and Diversity Officer, Great Place to Work.

Christy Biedron–Director of Education at Junior Achievement of New Jersey.

Keith Montgomery–Head of Alliances, Park Avenue Finance.

SEL Day 2023
Friday, March 10, 2023.

uplifting hearts,
connecting minds.

The fourth annual International SEL Day was a big hit for connecting schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) for kids, families, schools, and communities.

Watch this space for more updates.

SEL Day 2022 highlights.

national parents panel.

For SEL Day 2022, EQuip our Kids! hosted a successful online panel. Multiple parents who are also national SEL experts shared what helps their kids thrive. Hear what the experts had to say.

presidential recognition

President Biden and the First Lady proudly recognized SEL Day 2022 and reaffirmed “the need to give schools, families, and communities the resources required to enhance social-emotional learning.”

social media.

  • Over 7 million views from over 6,000 mentions of #SELday
  • Over 33,000 #SELday likes across social media
  • #SELday trended on Twitter for more than 5 hours on March 11th

6 state proclamations.

Governors in six states – California, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont – declared March 11, 2022 SEL Day.






schools, districts and organizations represented