Our experiences in early educational settings influence the development of our social skills and feelings of belonging. These experiences shape our abilities to form meaningful social connections throughout our entire lives.
Our Report: The SOCIAL Framework in The Education Sector: Learning Through the Lifespan explores how educational settings can serve as sites for addressing social disconnection and fostering more connectedness for educators and students of all ages.
A brief overview of how the Foundation is putting the framework into action:
We connect partners from different sectors and levels of influence to support united, multi-sector work.
Through our innovation work, we share evidence-based strategies and learnings with partners who can implement and test approaches shared in the SOCIAL Framework Reports.
Our research informs policy development at our sister organization, The Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness.
If you are designing, implementing, researching, or testing a solution for social connectedness through the education sector, we’d love to learn more! Please contact us and share what you are doing to advance social connection!