About Us


SEL for Ohio is a network that connects practitioners, parents, and other education-focused leaders and stakeholders who are implementing SEL in their learning environments and homes. We work to support those who are scaling systemic, evidence-based, equity-focused SEL with the goal of fostering the educational, personal, and professional success of Ohio’s children and young people. 



We envision Ohio as a model for a world where all schools and youth-serving organizations are centers of safe, caring, and supportive activity where youth and adults are empathetic, resilient, civically engaged and culturally aware. We envision Ohio as a state where all children develop the skills to solve problems, manage emotions, and form positive relationships with others.



Connect local SEL stakeholders to learn and share best practices


Build community and statewide awareness for SEL and its impact


Support high-quality SEL practice and professional learning


Advocate for state and local policies and funding to support SEL