SEL Day 2024

March 8, 2024


Join the movement to support social emotional learning

Join the Movement

On Friday, March 10th, thousands of educators, students, community organizers, and individuals celebrated the fourth annual International SEL Day—Uplifting Hearts, Connecting Minds—by showcasing, promoting, advocating, and supporting SEL around the globe. YOUR efforts helped #SELday reach several important milestones:

  • Over 10 million views from over 5,000 mentions and 40,000 interactions with #SELday across social media
  • #SELday trended on Twitter for several hours
  • Nine #SELday state proclamations
  • A letter recognizing #SELday from President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden
  • A bipartisan resolution for National SEL Week introduced in the U.S. Senate
  • Over #SELday 4,100 participants representing 88 countries and all 50 U.S. states
  • More than 2,500 schools, districts, and youth-serving organizations represented
  • Participants committed to over 11,000 actions to showcase, promote, advocate, and support #SELday

#SELday Summit Update

We had a great turnout at our inaugural #SELday Summit with over 1,400 people participating! Thanks to all of our fantastic presenters and highly engaged participants. Recordings, slides and session are now available from our Summit page.

Many thanks to our Advocate and Supporter sponsors who helped make this Summit possible. Check them out at: Summit Exhibitions.

Attend our SEL Day Summit

NEW THIS YEAR! Attend our SEL Day Summit. Your registration includes access to our free all-day, online event showcasing SEL best practices from states across the country and around the globe. Detailed agenda coming soon—here’s a sneak preview:
  • Kick-off keynote session on the state of SEL in the U.S. with David Adams, Dr. Maurice Elias, and Dr. Aaliyah Samuel.
  • Additional keynote sessions focused on student perspectives of SEL, results of new meta-analyses on the impact of SEL, and the importance of SEL for workforce development.
  • Sessions from our state alliances focused on: supporting youth mental health, overcoming educator burnout, parenting with SEL, integrating SEL into curricula, and more!

Celebrate SEL in Community

Check Out These Toolkits for Ideas and Tips

Showcase SEL

Highlight SEL best practice in your school, organization or community with an article, video, podcast or other artifact.

Promote SEL

Spread the word about SEL through social media, educational events, local media, or sharing across your networks.

Advocate SEL

Contact local policymakers, hold an educational event for them, or ask them to write a proclamation in support of SEL.

Support SEL

Organize an SEL Day activity in your school, organization or community, or donate to an SEL organization.

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