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We believe in actionable social-emotional learning

See how it works across your school system!

Students share authentically and apply crucial life skills.

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Weekly check-ins invite students to share their current emotional well-being

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Engaging lessons are accessible & feel relevant to students' lives

Sown To Grow Weekly Emotional Check-In. A screen that lets you select how you are feeling from 5 different emojis. Below it is a space for students to openly share how their week is going.

Teachers build connections and deepen relationships.

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Simple weekly routine that shows student trends

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Quickly provide personal responses to students (with feedback suggestions!)

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Easy-to-teach curriculum made relevant to your grade level

Learn MoreTeacher portal for reviewing student reflections. Teachers can see a list of student emojis and written reflections, then click in to give feedback.

Counselors and social workers proactively support students who are struggling.

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Real-time understanding of student emotional well-being (Tier 1)

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Identify students for Tier 2 & 3 interventions as part of your student support system (MTSS)

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E-mail alerts for students who may need immediate intervention

Learn MoreSchool leader concerning reflection alert portal. School leaders can see a list of student reflections that were flagged by the system for concerning language and tone. They can click in to review and address these alerts.

School leaders get insights to create safe and supportive learning environments.

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Understand student well-being week over week

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Enhance staff capacity to build connection with students through comprehensive SEL practices

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Equip student support team with real-time data to proactively address student needs

Learn MoreDistrict leader data dashboards. There are two graphs. One is a line chart that shows emotions going up and down over time. The other is a bar graph showing pre/post SEL assessment growth.

District leaders use data to build, measure, and grow student support systems.

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Live dashboard of well-being insights for the district and individual schools

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Measure progress in student SEL competencies

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Identify and scale best practices across schools

Learn MoreSchool leader data dashboards. There are three graphs. One is a dial that shows the average emotion level of students in the school at that time. One is a line chart that shows emotions going up and down over time. The final one is list of student reflections that were flagged as concerning.
Sown To Grow Weekly Emotional Check-In. A screen that lets you select how you are feeling from 5 different emojis. Below it is a space for students to openly share how their week is going.
Teacher portal for reviewing student reflections. Teachers can see a list of student emojis and written reflections, then click in to give feedback.
School leader data dashboards. There are three graphs. One is a dial that shows the average emotion level of students in the school at that time. One is a line chart that shows emotions going up and down over time. The final one is list of student reflections that were flagged as concerning.
District leader data dashboards. There are two graphs. One is a line chart that shows emotions going up and down over time. The other is a bar graph showing pre/post SEL assessment growth.

Our impact

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Supporting districts and schools across 40 states, and growing every day.

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Students were 22% more likely to often share their thoughts, feelings, & emotions with teachers.

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85% of teachers felt Sown To Grow helped them deliver more consistent & higher quality feedback to support their students.

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Students demonstrated growth in self-awareness, self-regulation, self-efficacy, & perseverance.

Read more about our research

Districts we are proud to serve

"I think having a student voice is important. Having my teacher be able to support me, I noticed a lot more motivation in my work and being able to use more tools to help me in my assignments and being more comfortable at school."
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High School Student
Summer School Program
Hayward USD
"Sown to Grow has given our district the ability to look at the overall mental health of the students in our district from THEIR perspective. As adults in the system, we are not always in tune with what makes a student happy or affects them in a negative way."
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Lisa Aguerria
Assistant Superintendent
Pajaro Valley USD
"On Sown To Grow I talk about how I’m feeling, how my week has been. And I’m given a space to share what I’m going through. I’m not kept in a box. I can talk about anything I want, but the question helps me formulate my thoughts."
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Student Board Member
High School
Metro Nashville PS
"This is truly the best data we have ever had in regard to the ongoing emotional health, well-being, and SEL capacity of our students. Sown To Grow allowed us to challenge our bias in looking at who is in need. Not just who we think is in need, but who is actually in need."
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Barbara McClung
Director, Behavioral Health
Oakland USD
"In counseling, we have our high flyers, but not every student feels comfortable coming to my office. This is a great way to connect with those kids who would rather communicate in writing. And then I can strategically make connections in person with them."
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Ms. Boskamp
High School Counselor
St. Louis Public Schools
"We’ve found that SEL curriculum alone is necessary but not sufficient in proactively supporting the SEL needs of our students. We see that curriculum coupled with an easy and engaging check-in process is by far the most powerful."
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Keri Applegate
Director, Student &
Family Engagement
Central School District
"It’s changed our culture. It used to be that if a student’s behavior or mood was off, the teacher would just refer them to the social worker, but now that they’re doing the check-ins, it gives the teacher more context and starts to build that relationship so that they can be the first line of defense."
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Ms. Thomas
Middle School Social Worker
North Shore District 112
"The privacy of it gives them the comfort that they can speak freely to me if they want to, and they get to answer the question however they want. It’s a different way for them to show me who they are and what they know. Now they remind me every Tuesday to do our Sown To Grow!"
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Ms. Ozier
Elementary Teacher
St. Louis Public Schools
"Sown To Grow has been incredible in ensuring that we stayed student focused, and that this implementation was practical. The Sown To Grow team truly partners with us as a district to ensure that our schools are supported and successful."
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Dr. Michelle Springer
Chief of Student Services
Metro Nashville PS
"My students have been very responsive to doing this every week and I’ve learned things about kids that I wouldn’t have otherwise known because school becomes so much about ‘we have to learn this’ that we don’t have time to talk about who they are as human beings."
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Ms. August-Duncan
Middle School Teacher
South San Francisco USD
"We use this alongside circle time in our advisory program. The SEL topics from the Sown To Grow reflection prompts guide discussion, and it has been a real asset to us as a way to check-in that all our teachers find manageable."
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Dr. Solomon
Principal, New Visions
NYC, Dept. of Education
"We incorporated Sown To Grow into advisory. It fit perfectly into the time and with our goals to build connection, collaboration, and community. We’ve focused on restorative practices and relationship building coming back to school, and Sown To Grow has been a vehicle to drive that."
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Ms. Coston
Middle School Principal
Newton Public Schools
"I think having a student voice is important. Having my teacher be able to support me, I noticed a lot more motivation in my work and being able to use more tools to help me in my assignments and being more comfortable at school."
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High School Student
Summer School Program
Hayward USD
"Sown to Grow has given our district the ability to look at the overall mental health of the students in our district from THEIR perspective. As adults in the system, we are not always in tune with what makes a student happy or affects them in a negative way."
Illustrated avatar of a woman with brown straight hair and pale skin, gold earrings, and a navy blouse on a blue circle background.
Lisa Aguerria
Assistant Superintendent
Pajaro Valley USD
"On Sown To Grow I talk about how I’m feeling, how my week has been. And I’m given a space to share what I’m going through. I’m not kept in a box. I can talk about anything I want, but the question helps me formulate my thoughts."
Illustrated avatar of a black boy with dark curly hair and a purple and white hoodie on a yellow circle background.
Student Board Member
High School
Metro Nashville PS
"This is truly the best data we have ever had in regard to the ongoing emotional health, well-being, and SEL capacity of our students. Sown To Grow allowed us to challenge our bias in looking at who is in need. Not just who we think is in need, but who is actually in need."
Illustrated avatar of a woman with short brown hair and pale skin, glasses, gold hoop earrings, and a white blouse with a red collar on a green circle background.
Barbara McClung
Director, Behavioral Health
Oakland USD
"In counseling, we have our high flyers, but not every student feels comfortable coming to my office. This is a great way to connect with those kids who would rather communicate in writing. And then I can strategically make connections in person with them."
Illustrated avatar of a woman with brown straight hair and pale skin, gold earrings, and a navy blouse on a blue circle background.
Ms. Boskamp
High School Counselor
St. Louis Public Schools
"We’ve found that SEL curriculum alone is necessary but not sufficient in proactively supporting the SEL needs of our students. We see that curriculum coupled with an easy and engaging check-in process is by far the most powerful."
Illustrated avatar of a woman with blond hair and pale skin, a pearl necklace, and an orange blouse on a blue circle background.
Keri Applegate
Director, Student & Family Engagement
Central School District
"It’s changed our culture. It used to be that if a student’s behavior or mood was off, the teacher would just refer them to the social worker, but now that they’re doing the check-ins, it gives the teacher more context and starts to build that relationship so that they can be the first line of defense."
Illustrated avatar of a woman with dark curly hair and a lavender blouse on a purple circle background.
Ms. Thomas
Middle School Social Worker
North Shore District 112
"The privacy of it gives them the comfort that they can speak freely to me if they want to, and they get to answer the question however they want. It’s a different way for them to show me who they are and what they know. Now they remind me every Tuesday to do our Sown To Grow!"
Illustrated avatar of a black woman with short curly hair, gold hoop earrings, and a green blouse on a green circle background.
Ms. Ozier
Elementary Teacher
St. Louis Public Schools
"Sown To Grow has been incredible in ensuring that we stayed student focused, and that this implementation was practical. The Sown To Grow team truly partners with us as a district to ensure that our schools are supported and successful."
Illustrated avatar of a black woman with dark wavy hair and a purple blouse on a yellow circle background.
Dr. Michelle Springer
Chief of Student Services
Metro Nashville PS
"My students have been very responsive to doing this every week and I’ve learned things about kids that I wouldn’t have otherwise known because school becomes so much about ‘we have to learn this’ that we don’t have time to talk about who they are as human beings."
Illustrated avatar of a woman with wavy brown hair and pale skin, earrings, and a red blouse on a blue-grey circle background.
Ms. August-Duncan
Middle School Teacher
South San Francisco USD
"We use this alongside circle time in our advisory program. The SEL topics from the Sown To Grow reflection prompts guide discussion, and it has been a real asset to us as a way to check-in that all our teachers find manageable."
Illustrated avatar of a man with short brown hair and pale skin in a suit on a purple circle background.
Dr. Solomon
Principal, New Visions
NYC, Dept. of Education
"We incorporated Sown To Grow into advisory. It fit perfectly into the time and with our goals to build connection, collaboration, and community. We’ve focused on restorative practices and relationship building coming back to school, and Sown To Grow has been a vehicle to drive that."
Illustrated avatar of a black woman with long wavy hair, pearl earrings, and a red blouse on a green circle background.
Ms. Coston
Middle School Principal
Newton Public Schools
"I think having a student voice is important. Having my teacher be able to support me, I noticed a lot more motivation in my work and being able to use more tools to help me in my assignments and being more comfortable at school."


Illustrated avatar of a nonbinary teen with dark hair, pierced ears, and a dark T-shirt on an orange circle background.
High School Student
Summer School Program
Hayward USD
"Sown to Grow has given our district the ability to look at the overall mental health of the students in our district from THEIR perspective. As adults in the system, we are not always in tune with what makes a student happy or affects them in a negative way."

Illustrated avatar of a woman with brown straight hair and pale skin, gold earrings, and a navy blouse on a blue circle background.
Lisa Aguerria
Assistant Superintendent
Pajaro Valley USD
"On Sown To Grow I talk about how I’m feeling, how my week has been. And I’m given a space to share what I’m going through. I’m not kept in a box. I can talk about anything I want, but the question helps me formulate my thoughts."


Illustrated avatar of a black boy with dark curly hair and a purple and white hoodie on a yellow circle background.
Student Board Member
High School
Metro Nashville PS
"This is truly the best data we have ever had in regard to the ongoing emotional health, well-being, and SEL capacity of our students. Sown To Grow allowed us to challenge our bias in looking at who is in need. Not just who we think is in need, but who is actually in need."

Illustrated avatar of a woman with short brown hair and pale skin, glasses, gold hoop earrings, and a white blouse with a red collar on a green circle background.
Barbara McClung
Director, Behavioral Health
Oakland USD
"In counseling, we have our high flyers, but not every student feels comfortable coming to my office. This is a great way to connect with those kids who would rather communicate in writing. And then I can strategically make connections in person with them."

Illustrated avatar of a woman with brown straight hair and pale skin, gold earrings, and a navy blouse on a blue circle background.
Ms. Boskamp
High School Counselor
St. Louis Public Schools
"We’ve found that SEL curriculum alone is necessary but not sufficient in proactively supporting the SEL needs of our students. We see that curriculum coupled with an easy and engaging check-in process is by far the most powerful."

Illustrated avatar of a woman with blond hair and pale skin, a pearl necklace, and an orange blouse on a blue circle background.
Keri Applegate
Director, Student &
Family Engagement
Central School District
"It’s changed our culture. It used to be that if a student’s behavior or mood was off, the teacher would just refer them to the social worker, but now that they’re checking-in, it gives the teacher more context and starts to build that relationship so that they can be the first line of defense."

Illustrated avatar of a woman with dark curly hair and a lavender blouse on a purple circle background.
Ms. Thomas
School Social Worker
North Shore District 112
"The privacy of it gives them the comfort that they can speak freely to me if they want to, and they get to answer the question however they want. It’s a different way for them to show me who they are and what they know. Now they remind me every Tuesday to do our Sown To Grow!"
Illustrated avatar of a black woman with short curly hair, gold hoop earrings, and a green blouse on a green circle background.
Ms. Ozier
Elementary Teacher
St. Louis Public Schools
"Sown To Grow has been incredible in ensuring that we stayed student focused, and that this implementation was practical. The Sown To Grow team truly partners with us as a district to ensure that our schools are supported and successful."

Illustrated avatar of a black woman with dark wavy hair and a purple blouse on a yellow circle background.
Dr. Michelle Springer
Chief of Student Services
Metro Nashville PS
"My students have been very responsive to doing this every week and I’ve learned things about kids that I wouldn’t have otherwise known because school becomes so much about ‘we have to learn this’ that we don’t have time to talk about who they are as human beings."

Illustrated avatar of a woman with wavy brown hair and pale skin, earrings, and a red blouse on a blue-grey circle background.
Ms. August-Duncan
Middle School Teacher
South San Francisco USD
"We use this alongside circle time in our advisory program. The SEL topics from the Sown To Grow reflection prompts guide discussion, and it has been a real asset to us as a way to check-in that all our teachers find manageable."


Illustrated avatar of a man with short brown hair and pale skin in a suit on a purple circle background.
Dr. Solomon
Principal, New Visions
NYC, Dept. of Education
"We incorporated Sown To Grow into advisory. It fit perfectly into the time and with our goals to build connection, collaboration, and community. We’ve focused on restorative practices and relationship building coming back to school, and Sown To Grow has been a vehicle to drive that."
Illustrated avatar of a black woman with long wavy hair, pearl earrings, and a red blouse on a green circle background.
Ms. Coston
Middle School Principal
Newton Public Schools

Designed with your school's success in mind

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Research-aligned curriculum

CASEL-aligned curriculum offers developmentally appropriate, interactive lessons for each grade level that can be taught in 20 minutes or less.

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SEL growth survey

Student pre / post SEL surveys help students understand their strengths, and empower staff to address opportunities for growth. We offer an accessible K-2 version so all students can participate.

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Flexible PD & in-platform feedback suggestions

In-platform student feedback tips and professional development help teachers feel confident supporting their students’ social-emotional development.

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Technology for impact

Our system (developed with the US DoE & National Science Foundation) flags students that may need elevated support so that educators can quickly respond.

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