Teens In Action

Teens In Action is a youth leadership program that equips high school students with the social and emotional skills needed to learn about themselves and the needs of their community. The program prepares young people to work with peers, adults, community members, and stakeholders to affect change. Through a two-day introductory boot camp and monthly workshops, Teens In Action participants practice the following competencies throughout the academic school year: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Along with developing social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, teens volunteer with local organizations to apply that knowledge and give back to their community. Before graduating, teens showcase the skills that they learn throughout the year by creating and implementing a Capstone Service Project that engages community partners.

Conversation Cards

Conversation Cards are the perfect way to build deeper connections through games and thought-provoking questions. Ideal for conversation starters for parents and children, teachers and students, and mentors and mentees! Each pack purchased supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Frameworks. To learn more or purchase a pack, click the “Learn More” button below.


Frameworks is honored to have attended the recent Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development event marking the release of its final report and recommendations. Research drives everything that we do at Frameworks, shaping our programs, our teacher training, and our ongoing coaching support in schools. Read the full report to see the commission’s recommendations about how social, emotional, and academic well-being can reshape learning, change lives, and transform us from a nation at risk to a nation at hope.


SEL Connections Newsletter

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of helping children learn to recognize and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, and make responsible decisions (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). Parents and caregivers play a vital role in the social and emotional development of children. This monthly newsletter will provide tips and strategies that families can implement at home, as well as additional resources.

At Frameworks, We Build Emotional Intelligence.

Have you ever asked yourself the simple question – how well do I manage my emotions on a daily basis? In today’s rapidly changing world there are many challenges that impact our ability to act appropriately in personal or professional situations. We would like to think that we handle these obstacles well all the time, but how well we really do is a different story. How important is developing social and emotional skills of our children? It is critical and it is our priority.

We can’t prevent our kids from facing challenges. What we can do is proactively build the tools needed to face these challenges in productive ways. Whether it’s having the self-management to persevere through a tough math problem, the social awareness to empathize with another person, or the relationship skills to navigate an uncomfortable situation, our kids benefit when we invest in building their emotional intelligence.

Empowering Educators is Key.

We train and coach educators–including teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors–to make Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) a part of everything they do. That means not only teaching explicit lessons from research-based curricula, but also making SEL a core part of the climate and culture, when educators have the tools to prioritize SEL, everyone wins.

Anyone Can Be Part of the Solution.



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