Social emotional learning

Social & emotional learning


Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults learn important life skills, such as being aware of and managing emotions, working well with others and working hard when facing challenges. We know that graduating from high school and being prepared for college and career requires a skill set that extends beyond traditional academics. Eight out of ten employers say SEL skills are the most important to success and yet also the hardest skills to find. The overwhelming majority of school administrators (96%), teachers (93%) and parents (81%) believe that SEL is just as important as academic learning.


Volunteers will leave this session with SEL tools and activities, as well as an action plan to imbed SEL skill-building into 4-H programming.

This statewide training is for ALL 4-H youth and adult volunteers in clubs, county and tribal programs, including:

This training was offered in 2019-2020.  Contact your county Extension office to learn more about this training. 

Social & emotional learning toolkit


Becky Harrington, director of operations and systems,, 612-624-7974