About Us

On a Mission to Help Children Thrive

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We are Committee for Children, a nonprofit dedicated to the safety and well-being of children and proud creator of Second Step. With nearly four decades of experience in improving the lives of children through social-emotional learning and development, we are constantly working to deliver effective, research-based programs to children around the globe.

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Mission & Vision

With our flagship program, we have a rich history of supporting children and educators through social-emotional learning, child protection, and bullying prevention. Explore our mission, history, and global reach at Committee for Children.

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Policy & Advocacy

Our policy and advocacy efforts are an integral part of our mission to help ensure the safety and well-being of children. Learn more about our policy and advocacy work.

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Meet the team behind Second Step, including our board, vice presidents, and client relations staff. If you’re interested in becoming part of our team and mission, take a look at our current job openings.

  • Press

    Stay up to date on the latest news from our team.

    Press Releases

  • Get in Touch

    Please reach out with any questions or customer service needs. We look forward to assisting you.

    Contact Us

  • Previous Programs

    Explore resources and support for our earlier programs.

    Program Resources