Transforming Learning Environments

Captains & Poets creates more positive, engaging and inclusive learning environments by weaving Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into daily school and home life. The result is heightened self-awareness, self-leadership and a greater sense of agency and purpose. We ignite transformation from kids themselves!

Captains & Poets for Life

Captains & Poets is a groundbreaking Kindergarten – Grade 12 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program that students will take with them their entire lives. Our research-based program has been built by a passionate team of educators, parents, SEL and equity consultants to help young people reach their full potential.
The premise of the program is that there is a unique Captain and Poet in each of us that, in partnership, enable us to be our best selves. When kids learn about their inner Captain and Poet they have immediate access to their emotions, their unique gifts and perspectives, and the complexities of what makes them human. They become more resilient, learn how to draw on their innate strengths, and to nurture a positive mindset. By inspiring connection to self and others, we encourage a healthier sense of well-being and identity, more positive relationships, and greater agency and purpose in the world.

Captains & Poets is the SEL program that:

GROWN-UPS wish they had when they were young.

TEACHERS can integrate easily into the classroom.

SCHOOLS can align to key priorities.

PARENTS can bring to life at the dinner table.

STUDENTS will anchor within them for their entire lives.

OUR WORLD needs more than ever!

SEL Programs

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the foundation of learning. When students are self-aware and feel connected and valued as individuals they are primed to reach their full potential. Our goal is to reach as many students as possible around the world and we have built a range of resources and offerings to bring powerful SEL programming to classrooms, schools, youth organizations, and home school settings.


Aligns to Your Daily Classroom

Comprehensive teacher-led programming adaptable to your classroom needs.

Parents & Homeschools

Adapts to Family & Home Learning Settings

Comprehensive, engaging programming with a wide variety of applications.

Schools, Districts & Organizations

Augments Existing Programming

Adaptable curriculum and workshops aligned to your priorities.

SEL Curriculum

Our comprehensive SEL curriculum is organized by grade level and aligns to subject-matter learning outcomes.

Primary (Ages 5-8)

Junior (Ages 9-12)

Senior (Ages 13-18)

Our engaging, high-impact workshops can be customized to the needs and priorities of your school.
Learning how to be the best leader you can be starts with self-leadership. Discover and develop your innate abilities - wherever you are on the leadership journey.
Teachers are in need of well-being strategies and support more than ever. Gain insights into your own innate abilities to thrive and how to model and bring SEL to life in the classroom.
Learn how to identify and harness your unique Superpowers of empathy, compassion, resilience, curiosity, gratitude and courage to be your best version of you!
Parents are key partners in implementing effective SEL programming. Learn how to support student success and to bring important conversations to life at home.
Learn how to be your best, most authentic self, be a good teammate, make decisions that are good for you, navigate a world full of change, discover your unique abilities - and more!
We collaborate with you to design your own bespoke workshop to highlight key themes and topics aligned to the specific needs of your school or group.

Our Unique Approach

We Leverage Innate Human Drivers

  • We harness young people’s desire for connection, intrinsic need to know themselves and motivation to be self-directed participants in learning.
  • We instill a belief in young people that they are unique, resourceful and whole beings that have everything they need within them to thrive.
  • We balance a top-down approach with igniting transformation from students themselves.

We Create a Common Language

  • We introduce a common SEL language.
  • We bridge school and home environments to enhance communication and support student success.
  • We help create safe and positive environments across co-curricular and extra-curricular environments for students to be their best, authentic selves. 

We Engage Key Stakeholders

  • We engage educators and parents in meaningful ways to ensure everyone is on board.
  • We spark meaningful conversations between school and home to strengthen student’s sense of self.
  • We love to collaborate and adapt our programs for maximum impact.

We Drive Short and Long-Term Impact

  • We infuse SEL into the fabric of your school community on Day 1 to help create a space for greater connection, inclusion and belonging.
  • We enable students with an “inner compass” as young as possible so that they can carry it with them on the journey to adulthood.
  • We promote self-leadership so that students can become healthy, happy adults and caring, engaged, responsible global citizens.

We Aspire to be a Leading-Edge Global Curriculum

  • We test our programming in different contexts, cultures and countries.
  • We integrate new ideas and learnings across implementations in real-time to constantly elevate the quality and impact of our curriculum.
  • We  amplify educator’s voices and lenses on learning, giving them platforms for sharing their perspectives and their work in our global community.
"When I learned about my Poet I felt so strong."
– Grade 7 Student

Who are YOUR Captain and Poet?

The Captain and Poet are unique in each of us.

Bring Captains & Poets To Your School!

Get in touch to learn more about our programs and packages.