SFK is an award-winning, online, social-emotional education program that improves children’s outlook and behavior measurably in just a few weeks.
In Just 12 Weeks…
In just 12 weeks, from the comfort of your home, your child will learn practical social-emotional tools that will strengthen their confidence in themselves and ignite compassion for others. SFK teaches children more than just how to improve their behavior – it teaches them to take a global perspective. It helps them see the ripple effect their individual choices have, not just on those around them, but on the world. We help children – and their parents – connect with the deeper truth of who they are, why they are unique, and why it is important to share their gifts with the world.
Graduates of SFK:
Have a stronger ability to manage tough emotions.
Share, cooperate, and help more.
Experience lower frustration levels and fewer clashes.
Deepen their sense of responsibility.
See challenges as opportunities.
Express improved confidence, tenacity, and grit.
Have deeper connections with parents, siblings, and community.
Grow greater self-worth, and show greater effort.
Make wiser more compassionate choices.
Lesson: Learning the rules is the only way to win.
The first step to winning any game is knowing and understanding the rules. In this lesson children understand that there is a simple metaphor for how to approach tackling life and all its many challenges.
Lesson: Understanding what drives deeper happiness.
All the things that bring our children (and us!) the greatest sense of fulfillment in life can’t be measured or held – like love, friendship, and the feeling of really trying our best.
Lesson: Connecting to inner strength
The sun’s warm rays are shining even behind dark clouds. Like the sun being present (actually and metaphorically) even when it cannot be seen, there is an infinite source of strength available for children to draw from – even when life is full of challenges. In SFK we call it the Light.
Lesson: Revealing unique gifts.
Whether just listening to a younger sibling tell a story or sharing a treat with a friend, everyone has goodness to share. At SFK we refer to this goodness as Light. We help children see the Light inside them and all the many special ways they can share it with the world.
Lesson: Seeing challenges as opportunities.
Imagine shooting goals in soccer with no goalie. There would be no challenge! No improvement. In this lesson, children learn to see their “opponents” as their allies in becoming their best self and build resilience in facing their opponent head-on.
Lesson: Learning to make better choices
Children (and grown ups!) often misplace the lion’s share of responsibility for their happiness on those around them: parents, siblings, friends, and teachers. In this lesson, they learn that the key to their happiness is in their own hands.
Lesson: Igniting a desire to do their best.
It is infinitely better for your sense of self-worth to try your hardest and get a “C” than to cheat and get an “A”. In this lesson, kids learn that a different and often deeper sense of fulfillment and confidence comes from making an effort, rather than taking the easy way out or giving up.
Lesson: Pausing before reacting and managing emotions.
When our buttons get pushed or things don’t go our way, an immediate reaction can erupt before we know what’s happening! But SFK has a formula that remedies kids’ habitual response patterns once and for all.
Lesson: Sharing and cooperating feel great!
In this lesson, children learn that the wonderful feeling of making a friend smile by sharing a cookie is way more fulfilling than eating it alone. They also learn that sharing isn’t just about physical things. You can share kindness, warmth, and strength as well.
Lesson: Learning the right way to share.
True sharing means sharing from love, sharing to help, and sharing without expectations. In fact, sometimes true sharing means not giving something away, like saying “no” when asked to share answers on a test.
Lesson: Developing compassion for all.
Like individual waves on the surface of a vast ocean, we are all made of the same stuff. We are all connected. Focusing on the similarities and the ties that bind us makes us all stronger.
Lesson: Growing greater self-worth and sense of purpose.
Every child has the potential to be great! But too often, children look out at the big world and fail to see the consequential place they can take in it. In this lesson we help children really understand where they fit.
Our bright young friend, and all the children and parents who followed along, have learned a ton of useful tools in the process of completing his journey home. To find out what happens in the next chapter of our friend’s journey – you will have to follow him into Level Two.
Frequently Asked Questions
RAND honored the SFK program for exemplary outcomes in categories including communication, learning and study skills, behavior and attention – among others. Read more HERE.
A “social-emotional education” teaches social-emotional skills. These skills include the ability to manage emotions, see challenges as opportunities, successfully communicate, behave appropriately, and recognize how one’s actions impact those around them.
No, SFK is not religious. It is a secular social-emotional learning program. From the beginning, SFK has served all faiths and those who do not have a faith affiliation equally. Children from families that identify as Muslim, Christian, Jewish, “Spiritual but Not Religious,” and atheist have all participated and had the same positive outcomes.
Every child is equally at risk in this complex and ever changing world, and the SFK program was developed to serve them all equally. From affluent areas of Miami, NYC and London to the slums of Rio De Janeiro and rural villages in Africa – SFK has improved lives. It is considered best for kids between the ages of 6-12.
You sign up, you log in, and you start learning! SFK teaches its social-emotional toolkit through a series of short online videos and workbook exercises. They can be completed from anywhere with a tablet or computer and an internet connection.