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Middle School Program: Meet the Makers

The Second Step Middle School Program is a first-of-its-kind social-emotional learning curriculum. It’s modern, web-based, and responsive to the needs of today’s students and educators—and that’s unprecedented. Step into our offices and hear directly from the makers of the new program about the big ideas that inspired us to innovate, and how we met the challenge.

The Right Investment for Today’s Middle Schools
Kids today in middle school need to see something that really looks like the world they’re in.

Joan Cole Duffell, Executive Director

Relevant to Early Adolescents
Our goal for the program was for middle school students to succeed academically and socially.

Rachel Kamb, Product Manager

Simple and Effective for Teachers
We really want to make sure that our lessons fit. So they are 25-minute lessons.

Matt Pearsall, MAT, Senior Program Developer

Research Based
We are extremely committed to ensuring that our products are effective.

Tia Kim, PhD, VP of Education, Research & Impact


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