Junior SEL Program

The Junior SEL Program is designed for students ages 9-12. It includes a comprehensive curriculum to choose from, introductory workshops, and an engaging Activity Book to reinforce key concepts and bridge with the home environment.


Priced by Module
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Recognition Charts & Certificates

Schools & Organizations

Custom Packages
  • Curriculum 
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Recognition Charts & Certificates
  • Books & Digital Licenses
  • Workshops & Keynotes
  • Implementation Support
  • Certifications
  • Impact Assessments

Home Schools

Priced by Module
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Recognition Charts & Certificates

Junior SEL Curriculum

 Captains & Poets’ curriculum is directly aligned to CASEL’s 5 competencies which are designed to “educate the heart and inspire the mind.” The Junior SEL Curriculum includes an Introductory Module to set out key concepts, an SEL & Well-Being Module, and one dedicated to Identity, Inclusion and Belonging. Expand the modules below to see the lessons included.

Self-Awareness   |  Self-Management   |  Social Awareness   |  Relationship Skills   |  Responsible Decision Making 

Introductory Lessons

1. We Are All the Same Because We Are All Different
2. Meet the Captain and the Poet
3. The Captain and Poet in Me!
4. Connecting to Your Captain and Poet Through Music
5. Captain and Poet Explorers
6. Better Together
7. Captains and Poets are Everywhere
8. Captains and Poets in the Classroom
9. My Friends the Captain and the Poet
10. Expressing Your Captain and Poet in Art
11. Captains and Poets in Novels
12. Captains and Poets in TV Shows and Movies
13. Expressing Your Captain and Poet Through Story
14. School/Board Character Education Module
15. The Masks We Wear
16. Being MY Best Captain and Poet
17. Declaring My Captain and Poet
18. My Captain and Poet Emoji

SEL & Well-Being

1. The Superpower of Empathy
2. The Superpower of Compassion
3. The Superpower of Resilience
4. The Superpower of Curiosity
5. The Superpower of Courage
6. Emotions as Messengers
7. Cracking Our Emotions
8. Captain and Poet Yoga

Identity, Inclusion & Belonging

1. Creating Brave Spaces
2. Everyone Has a Story
3. What is Identity?
4. Circles of Identity
5. Playing Identity Detective
6. Celebrating Our Differences
7. Captains and Poets of Inclusion
8. Who Do I Want to Be?

Available Workshops

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.
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!
Learn how to identify and harness your unique Superpowers of empathy, compassion, resilience, curiosity, gratitude and courage to be your best version of you!
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
Principals are facing unprecedented challenges and staff need support more than ever. Draw on proven tools and strategies to impact your school in positive ways.
Parents are key partners in implementing effective SEL programming. Learn how to support student success and to bring important conversations to life at home.

Student Mentoring Programs

Mentoring Programs are a great way to establish a Captains & Poets school culture and ignite transformation from students, themselves. Each program is customized to address target themes in your school to support engagement, contribute to a more positive culture, and elevate leadership capabilities in the school. Mentoring Programs can be aligned to our Workshop offerings or implemented separately.

Older students can be trained to deliver aspects of the Captains & Poets program to younger students and to act as role models and mentors to foster connection on the playground, in classrooms, and throughout the school year. Participants are engaged in the planning and design of their mentorship model to inspire a sense of agency and leadership in the school environment.  


Kick off with an inspiring talk that sets your implementation up for success and aligns to key messaging. Our Keynote Speakers are experts in our program and model authentic self-leadership and the strength that is found in vulnerability. They take an interactive approach to bring key concepts to life in relatable ways and help create a more safe and inclusive space to explore the Captain and Poet in everyone.


The Introductory Book Series includes Meet the Poet, Meet the Captain and Better Together and aligns to the Animation Video for easy reference.

The Activity Book is designed for students ages 9-12. It is aligned to the lessons and is a fun and engaging way to reinforce key SEL concepts and bridge with the home environment.

Additional Books

The Drawing & Activity Book may also be suitable for some students. The Drawing & Activity Book and Journal are also wonderful accompaniments for younger and older siblings at home.

Become A Certified Captains & Poets School!


  • Promotion of School on Social Media
  • Captains & Poets Global, Ambassador Program
  • Write a Guest Blog!
  • Participation in Youth Advisory Board
  • Mentoring Program
  • Enrolment for Staff (1 per level) in C&P Coaching Certification Course
  • End of Year Student Prize Donation
  • Custom Poster Design
  • Discount on Workshops

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