Breathe For Change empowers educators to enhance well-being in their lives, classrooms, and school communities. They are on a mission to foster individual and collective well-being for all humankind. The organization offers mind-body and social-emotional wellness trainings that unite, train, and support educators in enhancing individual and collective well-being. Breathe For Change envisions all people inspired, educated, and empowered to be their whole and brilliant selves in their lives, relationships, and communities. They are a movement of passionate educators and leaders transforming ourselves to change the world, one teacher at a time.


    Character Lab is a non-profit bridging the science of character development with the daily work of teaching so all kids can fulfill their potential. Character Lab is on a mission to develop, disseminate, and support research-based approaches to character that enable kids to learn and flourish. Character Lab co-designs and funds research about character with a K–12 classroom in mind, and directly connects researchers with those who work in schools. Using research results, Character Lab produces and curates practical tools for teachers and families. Finally, Character Lab partners with researchers to scale and replicate the best ideas for schools and homes to ensure that people who work with students do what the research says is best.


    CharacterStrong is an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. Their trainings help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom or campus. The CharacterStrong curricula focuses on character development in order to help students cultivate social-emotional skills, emotional intelligence, and help them develop a stronger identity and purpose in school and in the world.


    Move This World cultivates students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) skills that empower them to navigate the complex and rapidly-changing realities of our world. Move This World is a social emotional learning program which enables students to establish and maintain healthy relationships with peers, staff and themselves. The curriculum is delivered through an extensive online library of PreK-12 videos and resources rooted in creative expression that help students, teachers and staff develop a common language to improve communication and build trust. Move This World has impacted the lives of over 1 million students across the country.


    The Second Step Suite provides a fully integrated framework for protecting children and promoting social, emotional, and academic success for students in preschool through middle school. The evidence-based Second Step SEL program helps set a foundation for learning by teaching skills and concepts such as empathy, problem solving, and growth mindset. Bullying Prevention and Child Protection Units help schools create a positive environment by keeping kids safe and reducing problem behaviors. A practical, thorough online staff training and take-home family materials are included. Learn more at SecondStep.org.



    Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center and is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving inter-group relations, and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials, a self-titled magazine, and award-winning film and curriculum kits.


    Transforming Education (TransformEd) supports educators and education systems in equipping students with the Mindsets, Essential Skills, and Habits (MESH) they need to succeed in college, career, and life. To advance this mission and vision, TransformEd partners with schools and systems, education organizations, and policymakers to provide support and guidance on issues related to MESH research, assessment, and practice. TransformEd focuses on serving schools, education organizations, and policymakers because they believe that each has a unique and significant impact on the MESH field overall: school systems reach the vast majority of American youth; nonprofits and program providers shape how hundreds – sometimes thousands – of schools support students’ MESH development; and policymakers pass laws and offer recommendations that impact every school in the country.

Last Modified on May 22, 2020