Our Mission


To empower Vermont youth to thrive in school (and beyond) by advancing evidence-based social and emotional learning programs, policies, and practices in all schools and communities across the state.


We envision a world in which all schools and youth-serving organizations are centers of safe, caring and supportive activity; where all individuals are empathetic, resilient, civically engaged and culturally aware and responsive; where the mental health and well-being of all young people and adults is prioritized; and where students and educators alike are given the space to develop skills to collaboratively solve problems, manage emotions, and form positive relationships with others.

Strategic Goals