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Welcome to the home of the all-volunteer SEL Alliance for Massachusetts (SAM), a group of individuals who work for schools, hospitals, associations, businesses and nonprofits that care deeply about introducing social-emotional learning (SEL) into our schools and communities as a long-term education plan to improve academics and reduce violence and addictions in our communities.

What is SEL?
SEL in the News
Current Advocacy
How to Hwlp?
SAM Committees
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By teaching and practicing SEL skills in our schools, we will:

  • Increase academic achievement (up 11% universally and 17% for at-risk students).
  • Reduce the staggering human and financial costs caused by violence, addiction and other social maladies (social-emotional learning skills up 22%).

The purpose of the Alliance is to influence decision-makers in making SEL part of our lives by introducing it into all Massachusetts schools, pre-k – 12.

SEL in Action