Class Dojo

Class Dojo has created short videos and activities about growth mindset, perseverance, empathy, and gratitude.

NASA & 4-H

NASA and 4-H partnered to create Expeditionary Skills, a series of activities designed to help youth prepare for life and work.

Youth Development Guide

This guide encourages you to adopt a youth development approach when implementing after school programs.

Morningside Center

Quick and simple lesson plans and activities that help teach and reinforce social emotional skills.

Military Child Education Coalition

Resources designed to help support military-connected students.


A report about The Emergence of the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Perspective; good information about the 5 C's of Positive Youth Development Model.

Defending Childhood

This site addresses childhood trauma, particularly witnessing violence, and offers resources to educators to help children.

Finding Common Ground

This brief talks about the continuum between school-day and afterschool learning in the context of social & emotional learning.

WINGS for Kids

Social and emotional learning curriculum that can be weaved into after school programs.

Social-Emotional Learning Through Afterschool

This article highlights strategies to support social and emotional learning in afterschool.

Mindfulness in Afterschool

Produced by Temescal Associates, this PDF document contains 16 sessions of mindfulness activities in an out-of-school setting.

AIM Buddy Project

Media-rich, supplemental curriculum that leverages a cross-grade buddy learning platform to promote social & emotional learning.

Parent Toolkit

This SEL toolkit offers resources based on CASEL's five interrelated sets of competencies.

This Time With Feeling

This report by the Aspen Institute describes the connection between College & Career Readiness Standards and Social & Emotional Development.


Designed for K-6, these free activities will teach students about impulse control, social initiation, cooperation, empathy, communication, etc.

Tools for Self-Directed Learning

Six tools that you can teach teenagers to learn in order to better access content and learn efficiently.

Walk in My Shoes

Produced by Kansas State College of Education, this documentary describes what life is like for military families and how educators can help these students.