Not Just Better Students, Better People

Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.

What Is Second Step?

The Nonprofit Behind Second Step

Though we're best known for our innovative SEL-centric programs for schools, Committee for Children (founded in 1979) is involved in all kinds of initiatives to improve the lives of children.

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Second Step Social Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning

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.

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Second Step Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

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.

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Second Step Child Protection

Child Protection

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.

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Success Stories

Thousands of schools around the world and 14 million kids benefit from Second Step each year. Their outcomes? Students who are ready to learn. Educators with the tools to make a difference. Districts and schools that build connected communities with a common language. And, yes, improving academics.

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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.

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Mind Yeti for Schools

Guided mindfulness sessions to help kids calm down and focus their attention. Get Mind Yeti Premium for your entire school with our site-license program.

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