Breakthrough program for Social & Emotional Learning, Communication & Leadership


SmartlyU SEL Program

SmartlyU is a high-impact program for social emotional learning (SEL). Over the past three years SmartlyU’s in-class SEL program has transformed thousands of children in over 40 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our SEL program builds self-confidence, resilience, communication and leadership skills with developmentally appropriate content for K-8.


SmartlyU is growing – Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Carlos, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Francisco, San Jose, and nationally in Utah, Philadelphia, Delaware and more!

SmartlyU is the technological support for SEL that we've been looking for. It gives both parents and teachers the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with children around topics that are relevant to them. It can be both an excellent discussion starter for teachers as well as a tool for reinforcing social skills. It can also be a wonderful asset for parents to address social skills proactively, helping to equip children with the skills they need to navigate the social milieu they are in. 
- Principal, Ohlone Elementary School, Palo Alto

Overview of the SmartlyU Social and Emotional Learning Program

SmartlyU Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

The SmartlyU social and emotional learning program consists of 40 competencies across five categories:
Relationship Skills | Managing Emotions | Personal Development | Self Awareness | Organization Skills

Real-life scenarios for each competency

The program has hundreds of such scenarios that make it an experiential learning platform. The SmartlyU Scenarios takes children into realistic situations that occur in their day-to-day life and this sets the stage of Social and Emotional Development. Through that process of facilitation by the teacher children are able to have a dialog around the competency and internalize the concepts.

SmartlyU provides a Competency Guide for each Competency. The Competency Guide gives educators a child counselor’s overview of the Competency and its importance. SmartlyU provides strategies for teachers, parents and children to use to learn and master the competency. The strategies are real and easy to implement at home and in the classroom. SmartlyU has hundreds of fun activities for children to do in the classroom or at home. Taking into consideration the developmental differences in children we have created activities that are grade specific.

We believe the best way to teach children Social and Emotional Skills to have the parent, the teacher and child have an active dialog. With that in mind SmartlyU provides educators the tools to assign material home for the parent to be part of the development process of these important skills.