Empowering kids with skills that will transform them as much as education

An initiative of WE | Made possible by The Allstate Foundation
An initiative of WE | Made possible by The Allstate Foundation

We're committed to helping educators across America create caring classrooms by bringing social and emotional learning (SEL) together with service-learning. Through WE Schools, an innovative series of experiential service-learning programs, students build critical SEL skills—from empathy to goal-setting to communication—and are empowered with the skills, knowledge and motivation to bring positive change in themselves and the world.

Whether you're an educator looking to bring SEL into your classroom through service-learning or a parent looking to support your child's learning at home, we have all the resources you need to get started.

The impact of social and emotional learning

employers say social and emotional skills are the most important for success, yet also the hardest skills to find
employers say social and emotional skills are the most important for success, yet also the hardest skills to find

employers say social and emotional skills are the most important for success, yet also the hardest skills to find

gain in grades and test scores when students' social and emotional development is supported
gain in grades and test scores when students' social and emotional development is supported

gain in grades and test scores when students' social and emotional development is supported

teachers want more support to address students' social and emotional development
teachers want more support to address students' social and emotional development

teachers want more support to address students' social and emotional development

Through WE Schools service-learning, students build key skills including: 


For educators

Download the foundational module

To get your classroom started, download the WE Schools Foundational Module to build a classroom environment that will nurture social-emotional learning and prepare students for their WE Schools service-learning journey.

Hear from Dr. Molly Lawlor to get started on implementing social and emotional learning in your classroom.

Watch a professional development session

Hear from four-time Olympian Silken Laumann, Dr. Amy Cranston, Dr. Molly Lawlor and youth advocate Rylie Clemons. Learn about the importance of self-care for educators and its connection to students' social and emotional learning. As well, hear about how daily self-care practices can promote positive learning environments, healthy relationships and overall well-being. In a panel discussion, the speakers also respond to questions about the consequences of bringing personal stress into the classroom, what self-care looks like and the challenges youth are facing today.

Sign up for WE Schools

Below, sign up for the WE Schools program and download a letter PDF to send to parents with more information on the WE Schools program and how it integrates social and emotional skills learning into the classroom.


Bring volunteerism into your classroom

Volunteering in the community is a great way for your students to build social and emotional skills like empathy and compassion. WE Volunteer Now is a WE Schools program, created in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, that empowers youth to make a difference in their local community. The Allstate Foundation believes that when young people are empowered with the knowledge, skills and resources to step up as leaders, they can realize their full potential and change our world for the better.

Two girls volunteering, collecting feminine-hygiene supplies as part of a WE Volunteer Now campaign
Two girls volunteering, collecting feminine-hygiene supplies as part of a WE Volunteer Now campaign

WE Volunteer Now in action

Meet Zeke

After being bullied at school, 16-year-old Zeke made a conscious decision to help others by spreading compassion and empathy to everyone around him. Through WE Volunteer Now, he has been able to grow his passion for helping others through things like a “positivity takeover” at his school, where Zeke and classmates created banners and messaging promoting courage, respect, love and acceptance.

Mather High School

By taking portraits of students, a group in Chicago are showing the good that can come from celebrating our differences.

Students from Mather High posing together in a library
Students from Mather High posing together in a library

The Clovers

This all-girl step team from the South Bronc are advocating for harmony and raising hope in their community.

Members of the Clovers posing together on a Bench in front of a WE logo
Members of the Clovers posing together on a Bench in front of a WE logo
An initiative of WE | Made possible by The Allstate Foundation
An initiative of WE | Made possible by The Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation and WE are committed to giving teachers across America free resources to engage their students in service-learning and teach them the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in the future.


For parents

Grade point average, test scores and report cards will always be an important part of education, but for kids to reach their full potential, learning needs to go beyond academics. Through WE Schools, kids build social and emotional skills like empathy and communication.

Watch the video and visit the resource links below to learn more about the positive impact of social and emotional learning and how you can support your child’s learning at home.

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