Why the EQuip Our Kids! Campaign?
Our Role in Promoting Emotional and Social Learning in America
For all the brilliant development and superb work in what educators call the formal “Social-Emotional Learning” world, there is one immense gap preventing mass adoption of emotional intelligence learning in all schools – and therefore stymying growth of emotional and relational intelligence (EQ) in young people.
Our Campaign intends to fill this gap.
To understand our role, it’s helpful to first name what’s working.
- An extensive range of organizations and businesses have already created an untold number of effective teaching materials and practices that schools can utilize. Many have been research-tested.
- A number of high-quality organizations already promote EQ learning effectively to educators.
- Several organizations and many independent consultants provide policy support and practical guidance for embedding EQ-raising social-emotional learning practices and policies throughout all school classes, activities and relationships with parents and the community.
- A few provide hands-on support for choosing and implementing comprehensive support materials, practices and policies.
- Many academic hubs carry out excellent research on the subject, both in terms of effectiveness and to some degree on the elements necessary to guarantee strong implementation.
Why We Want Parents and the Public
to Call For “Go All the Way” EQ Learning?
Working for the CauseWhile supporting the excellent work of these organizations and businesses, our Campaign operates independently as a nonprofit in order to have maximum flexibility to promote the cause, with no financing or directives from, or formal legal ties to, any of the support organizations or program providers.
“Just by seeing the data were children are able to make better decisions, not let their emotions rule their decisions. It was eye opening for all of us to see how important SEL is in the schools. It aligns so closely with our mission of providing health and education and an emotional wellbeing for children. It was a perfect ﬁt for us and we are happy to support it.”