Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Helping People Become Their Best Selves so They Can Win the Biggest Game – LIFE!

Our site can help you do this by learning about social and emotional skills

Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Dedicated to Building the Best Society

We believe that you can become your best self by improving your social and emotional intelligence and learning important lessons about health and self-character.

Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Helping People Become Their Best Selves

Let us assist you in developing stronger social and emotional skills through our early learning programs to win the biggest game—LIFE!

Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Dedicated to Building the Best Society

We believe that you can become your best self by improving your social and emotional intelligence and learning important lessons about health and self-character.

Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Helping People Become Their Best Selves

Let us assist you in developing stronger social and emotional skills through our early learning programs to win the biggest game—LIFE!

Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Dedicated to Building the Best Society

We believe that you can become your best self by improving your social and emotional intelligence and learning important lessons about health and self-character.

What We do

Most people don’t know what social and emotional learning (SEL) is, but they do recognize when there are problems, many of which arise from a lack of these skills. There are three primary things that SELF does:

1. We ADVOCATE for quality SEL programs starting from birth and continuing through K-12 and beyond.

2. We EDUCATE through the content of our website, which includes simple sayings and tips, as well as our free Alive2Thrive curriculum, which teaches participants about social and emotional learning and how to apply these skills to their lives.

3. We INVEST in our children and community by providing our Hand-Up Tuition Assistance program to help local hard-working families who are not on public assistance, but who need a little help to pay for quality early learning care for their pre-schoolers.

4. We also INVEST by providing scholarships for post-secondary education to high school students who complete our free Alive2Thrive program for social and emotional learning.

The Main Goals of our Foundation

Our main goals are to advocate for quality early learning for all children that is run by the private sector and which is measured, monitored and rated by a third party to assure excellence; and to help everyone realize the importance of social and emotional education, and the need for it to be taught as a core subject in school, just like academics.  Our hope is that visitors to this site will realize that if everyone learned SEL, we would have a better society, and everyone would have a greater opportunity to win the biggest game of them all – LIFE.

Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation

Most people don’t know what social and emotional skills are, so the chart below shows some of the life problems or symptoms that can result from NOT having these skills. Click on any “X” in the chart below for a link to the corresponding page of our free Alive2Thrive curriculum that may have lesson content to help address that specific problem.

Please review our website for other information including sayings, tips, words of wisdom and our free social and emotional Alive2Thrive curriculum, which is a comprehensive program offering students, parents, teachers, administrators, and mentors the critical resources they need to help students and adults tackle life’s difficult challenges.

If viewing this site on a mobile device, please turn the device horizontally to best view the chart below.

Domestic Violence Broken families, emotional instability, physical trauma, fear, medical expenses x x
Bullying others Social and school problems x x
Racism Stress & other health concerns, discrimination x x x
Depression/anxiety Poor relationships, job loss, family dysfunction x x x x
Suicide Family trauma, stress for loved ones x x x x
Drug alcohol dependence Poor health, job loss, family trauma, legal troubles x x x
Eating disorder(s) (anorexia, bulimia, etc.) Poor health, emotional instability x
Poor job performance Unable to advance, poor pay, job dissatisfaction x
Marital/family issues Divorce, disharmony, disfunctional family dynamics x x x x
Low self-esteem Risky behaviors, poor judgment, lack of motivation x x
Incarceration Family trauma, relationships suffer, future job potential decreases x x x x
Anger Arrest, incarceration, bad relationships x x
Fear Family & work relationships suffer, stress x x
Debt Bad credit, homelessness, stress x x x
Poverty/Homelessness Stress, financial ruin x x x
Poor Healthcare Medical problems, relationships suffer x x
Obesity Health problems, hygiene issues, social anxiety x x
Obsessive-Compulsive Relationships suffer x x
Guilt, shame, self-blame Lack of motivation, depression, anxiety x x
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Santoro Education Lifeskills Foundation (SELF)

SELF is dedicated to helping everyone learn important lessons about health and self-character as early in life as possible. We believe that through early childhood, social and emotional learning (SEL), we can implement proper foundational life skills for all individuals. This implementation will ultimately reshape humanity and upgrade our society.

If academics is your race car, then SEL is the steering wheel. You can’t drive a car without a steering wheel, right?

We can use your help

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How to Use This Site

This website is a free common-sense approach to help ALL people become their best selves and win the biggest game: LIFE.

We advocate for and provide a simple means of avoiding or treating some life issues that stem from the lack of good social and emotional skills, and the journey starts with the first step.

Please click on each of the tabs at the top of the pages for a peek at all of the free resources this site offers, which ranges from a full curriculum program called Alive2Thrive to individual short “sayings.”

This site is not intended as a replacement for professional medical care for physical or mental health problems, which should be addressed by a licensed professional.