If you’re an educator, you know that social emotional learning changes lives. Studies show that SEL delivers long-term improvements in skills, behavior and academic performance while reducing anxiety, depression and substance abuse. SEL competencies are also critically important for long-term success in today’s economy.

But many New Jersey residents don’t know about the importance of SEL, which is why the SEL4US and The Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the fifth annual International SEL Day on Friday, March 8, 2024. This year’s theme is “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

The Social Emotional Learning Alliance for New Jersey – known as SEL4NJ – is inviting members of the New Jersey education community to participate in the activities it has planned for the day. The organization invites districts to come together to showcase SEL in our communities, promote SEL to our personal and professional networks, advocate SEL with our policymakers and support SEL in our schools, organizations and communities.

SEL Day is an opportunity to spread the word about the importance and impact of SEL. Working together, we can raise awareness for SEL, bring on new SEL stakeholders, create artifacts demonstrating SEL in action, share SEL best practices and more.

SEL Day 2024 will give young people around the world the opportunity to showcase the SEL skills they’ve learned and need to become leaders in their communities.

Make your commitment today to showcase SEL in your community, promote SEL to your personal and professional networks, advocate SEL with your policymakers and support SEL in your local schools, organizations and community.

When you register for the SEL Day Summit, you will get access to a free online event showcasing SEL best practices from states across the country and around the globe.

Learn more and sign up.