Welcome to the Home of PSELI

We envision Palm Beach County as a model community for social, emotional and academic learning where, through collaboration, equity and inclusivity, all children, youth and adults have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential to succeed in school, work and life.

This website is used for internal communications to help inform all PSELI partners of updates, events, trainings, resources and more. If you would like to subscribe to the PSELI Points, a bi-weekly PSELI e-newsletter, please email Katie Jacob, Director of Communications at kjacob@primetimepbc.org.

Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) is a Wallace Foundation collaborative uniting the school day and out-of-school time for improved social and emotional learning.


What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) leads to children, youth and adults achieving academic, post-secondary, career, and life success. SEL involves acquiring and effectively applying knowledge, attitudes and skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, make responsible and caring decisions, and demonstrate behaviors that contribute to academic success.

News and Highlights

SEL, Mindfulness, and Self Care for Teens in Palm Beach County

May 6, 2021

As part of the Behavioral Health Pilot led by BeWellPBC and Birth to 22 partners, more than 40 pre-med students in the Allied Program at Forest Hill High School recently participated in…

Community Feedback on Prime Time’s SEL Basics Onboarding Course

May 6, 2021

The SEL Basics Onboarding self-paced online course, initially offered as a PSELI only training last year, was rolled out to all OST programs and ELO providers in Palm Beach County for the first time.…

SEL Team Time at Crosspointe Elementary Afterschool Program

May 6, 2021

New OST practitioners participate in a virtual SEL onboarding session this week, where they learned about the PSELI Initiative and created a plan to practice adult SEL and incrementally introduce SEL tools…

Youth Learn About Resiliency in Afternoon Meeting

May 6, 2021

2nd to 4th graders at Forest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program spent time sharing their emotion colors of the day, reviewing the meaning of resiliency, and talking about what they would do to deal with…

Pahokee Elementary Creates Designated Space for Adult SEL

April 29, 2021

Pahokee Elementary announces the grand opening of Pahokee’s “New You” Adult SEL Lounge!!  Taking adult SEL to the next level, this space will allow staff – ALL STAFF – to have a space…

Congratulations SEL Leadership Series Attendees

April 7, 2021

OST directors and activity leaders from Phase 1 and Phase 2 sites met after Spring Break for the final SEL Leadership session in the series to explore strategies to be more compassionate…