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.
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
teachers want more support to address students' social and emotional development
Students are more socially aware, building respect and understanding for others.
Students improve their ability to have positive, healthy relationships with others.
Students learn how to work as a group and build skills like conflict resolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.