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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 more than 40 schools throughout 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!

Challenge Success is pleased to announce a new partnership with SmartlyU, the provider of an online program for social-emotional learning skills in grades K-8. We have worked with many schools and families over the years that are looking for an easy-to-use tool to teach children SEL skills “in the moment.” The scenarios SmartlyU has developed, and which we will work together to continue to refine, provide practical examples that teachers and parents can use to address social skills proactively. We look forward to working with SmartlyU to deliver content that will help more children learn how to address social and emotional issues that they face in their daily lives. - Challenge Success, Stanford

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 take children into realistic situations that occur in their day-to-day life -- setting the stage for Social and Emotional Development. Through the process of facilitation by the teacher, children are able to have a dialogue 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 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 that the best way to teach children Social and Emotional Skills is for the parents, teacher and child to have an active dialogue. With that in mind, SmartlyU provides educators the tools to assign home materials for the parents to be a part of the development process of these important skills.