Business Engagement Committee

Subject to the views of the members, this subcommittee would:

  • Research businesses with a strong social ethic and community involvement;
  • Educate businesses by addressing business groups about the value of SEL for employers;
  • Seek funding from businesses in the state effort to bring SEL to schools;
  • Build alliances in local businesses to pass on to individual schools for cooperative efforts;
  • Organize businesses to support SEL signage in the workplace and in public places.

The three co-chairs of this committee are:

  • Susan Rivers, Deputy Director of Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Newton
  • David Harris, Deputy Director, Teachers21, Wellesley
  • Mitch Lyons, GetPsychedSports.org, Newton