What we do

Social and emotional learning

Frameworks provides social and emotional learning programs and workshops for youth in grades K­-12, as well as, to those adults and educators who support their academic, relationship, workplace, and life success.


Why is this important?

A growing body of research suggests that IQ and emotional intelligence are intimately connected and are crucial to the development and success of the “whole child” and “whole adult.” Every moment of our lives, our thoughts fuel our emotions – this is what allows us to be fully human. Our emotions then impact our behaviors towards ourselves and others and our ability to reason, problem solve, make responsible choices, form healthy relationships, and get along with others. Everything we do is driven from within each one of us. When we have the skills to understand, interpret, and manage our internal thoughts, feelings and emotions we can positively impact the external behavioral choices we make daily.


Our goal?

Working with our community partners, we offer programming and education to support the development of the whole child and whole person – academically, intellectually, emotionally and socially – so that they are well prepared to lead successful personal and professional lives.


The 5 SEL components

Our work is based on these five components that together form social and emotional intelligence:

  • Self­-awareness
  • Self­-management
  • Social awareness
  • Responsible decision­-making
  • Relationship skills

These SEL components are integrated into all our research­-based, gender­-specific and coed experiential youth programs as well as all our adult SEL trainings, presentations and workshops

What are the results of our programs?

  • Better understanding, trust and appreciation for themselves and diverse other
  • Enhanced communication and conflict resolution abilities
  • Greater sense of belonging in the community and desire to commit to community service and helping others
  • Increased school­-connectedness and safer school classrooms and cultures
  • Increased self­-esteem and self­-efficacy (belief in one’s own ability to meet goals and act in desired ways)
  • Reduction in bullying incidents
  • Fewer classroom disruptions, referrals and suspensions
  • Healthier eating and using exercise as a way to manage emotions
  • Improved emotion awareness and management, resulting in fewer outbursts and acts of violence towards self and others
  • Healthier peer and adult relationships
  • Improved ability to collaborate and work on teams