International SEL Day

Building Bonds, Reimagining Communities

March 26, 2021


Join the movement to support social emotional learning

Join the Movement

The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021. Our theme this year is Building Bonds, Reimagining Community.

We know that SEL changes lives.

Studies show that SEL provides many benefits to students—from improved social-emotional skills, well-being and behavior to improved academic outcomes—and these results are long-term and global, with proven positive impact up to 18 years later on academics, conduct problems, emotional distress, and drug use. 

SEL competencies are also critically important for long-term success in today’s economy.

We know you get it, but many members of our communities don’t know about SEL yet.

Showcase 2020

Your collective efforts across the globe helped our inaugural SEL Day in 2020 reach almost two million people! During the week of March 20–27, 2020 we collectively shared our #SELday hashtag with 1,998,472 people. That’s through the incredible efforts of all of you. People signed up for SEL Day from all 50 U.S. states and 35 countries on six continents. Check out the proclamationsmediaresources and featured posts that participants contributed.

Thanks to Our Most Prolific Posters

Working Together We Can

Participate in Many Ways

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.