Welcome to the home of the 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.
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.