YES Prep Public Schools

Social & Emotional Learning

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Introduction to Social-Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)  is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.‚Äč

People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. From effective problem-solving to self-discipline, from impulse control to emotion management and more, SEL provides a foundation for positive, long-term effects on kids, adults, and communities.


YES Prep Social-Emotional Learning Commitment

At YES Prep, we commit to transformative social and emotional learning where all community members build strong relationships founded on strong self-concept, an appreciation of similarities and differences, explore concepts of race and identity, learn to critically examine root causes of inequity, and develop collaborative solutions to school and community problems. We do this to ensure all community members can find success and lead choice-filled lives.

At Sanford Harmony SEL Family Resources, you will find a completely free online toolkit to help you and your child practice social and emotional learning skills at home, including interactive Sanford Harmony easy and interactive lessons that you and your child can explore together.  


This year we are utilizing Character Strong for our secondary school SEL curriculum. The topics covered will include stress, coping, and resilience, mental health, student sense of belonging, responding with empathy and many more. Lessons will be built into flex time at each campus.