Welcome to the home of the all-volunteer Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts (SEL4MA), a group of over 1100 individuals and 26 SEL Providers who work for schools, hospitals, associations, businesses and nonprofits that care deeply about introducing social-emotional learning (SEL) into our schools and communities as a long-term education plan to improve academics and reduce violence, racism and addictions in our communities.

What is SEL?
SEL in the News
Current Advocacy
How to Help?
SEL4MA Committees

By teaching and practicing SEL skills in our schools, we will:

  • Increase academic achievement (up 11% universally and 17% for at-risk students).
  • Reduce the staggering human and financial costs caused by violence, addiction and other social maladies (social-emotional learning skills up 22% and for every one dollar invested in effective SEL, the return is $11 (SEL to Reduce Cost)).

The purpose of the Alliance is to influence decision-makers in making SEL part of our lives by introducing it into all Massachusetts schools, pre-K to 12. The Alliance is a federally tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit Massachusetts corporation.

SEL in Action