What We Do


The mission of SEL4NJ is to continuously build a network of organizations and individuals in New Jersey that are committed to the importance of developing students’ social and emotional competencies, and through this collaboration, promote a systematic and intentional integration of SEL, as broadly defined, in schools and other organizations, including before and after school programming.


The vision of SEL4NJ is that all students in New Jersey have access to schools that provide a culture and climate that is respectful, caring, challenging, engaging, inspiring, safe and healthy. These schools are civic-minded and culturally responsive, promoting educational equity and helping students and adults build social-emotional competencies and developing positive relationships connecting them to the school, their community, and each other.




Build community awareness for SEL and its impact


Support for state and local SEL policies and funding


Connect local SEL stakeholders to learn about and share research and best practices


Provide resources and implementation support to schools and other institutions