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National Initiatives

Our innovative Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) national initiatives have inspired a cultural and behavioral shift at middle schools and high schools across the country. Join our movement to end social isolation by bringing one or all of these programs to your school.

Our curriculum is aligned with Common Core ELA standards and CASEL SEL Competencies. All student worksheets and presentations are available in English and Spanish.

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National Initiatives

Know Your Classmates

Know Your Classmates™ is Beyond Differences' initiative designed to explore middle school youth's identity and belonging, understand traditions, and recognize stereotypes. Multi-cultural and multi-faith backgrounds are common in today's schools and Know Your Classmates is speaking honestly with children about their feelings and experiences with one another. Know Your Classmates Day is Friday, October 22, 2020!

No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone® teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, this is our most popular program where schools in all 50 United States participate! National No One Eats Alone Day is Friday, February 12, 2021.

Be Kind Online Day

Be Kind Online™ is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online to reduce social isolation. National Be Kind Online Day is May 14, 2021.


Create a world where every child is accepted, valued, and included by their peers no matter what their differences.

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