Not Just Better Students, Better People™
Together with educators, the Second Step® family of programs is transforming schools and out-of-school-time settings into safe, supported environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.
Now More Than Ever, We’re Here for You
In response to these trying times, we’re leveling up to support our community of children, families, teachers, and site staff with these useful resources. We’re also introducing brand-new social-emotional learning (SEL) programs that enable a more holistic, flexible approach to SEL instruction.
The Nonprofit Behind the Second Step Family of Programs
From our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, we partner with researchers, policymakers, and thought leaders around the world to fulfill our vision of safe children thriving in a peaceful world. But we’re just getting started. Learn more about our work to help make the world grow kinder.
SEL for Adults
Now in development: a professional learning program for all school staff to strengthen their social-emotional skills.
A Time to Thrive Together
Support kids’ social-emotional skill-building throughout the day with Second Step Out-of-School Time, now available for purchase.
Second Step SEL is research-based, teacher-informed, and classroom-tested to promote the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children from Early Learning through Grade 8.
The research-based Bullying Prevention Unit gives educators and school staff the training and tools needed to effectively address school bullying in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Available for Early Learning through Grade 5, the Child Protection Unit empowers prevention by providing training and resources to help adults and kids know how to recognize, respond to, and report abuse.
Second Step for Middle School
Based on latest research in adolescent brain development and social psychology, this first-of-its-kind SEL curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s middle school students and educators.