Recommendation 4

Recommendation 4: Improve school culture by expanding social and emotional learning programs in schools at all levels statewide.

Status: Ongoing

Lead Agency: Governor’s Office, Social & Emotional Learning Program


  • SEL program downloaded by over 282 schools in NH, and 12 community downloads.
  • 2 major city school districts have taken steps needed to begin implementing the Choose Love curriculum.
  • Video training is available online through the NH Fire Academy for school staff, first responders and families. Link to online training.
  • WMUR created a one minute PSA about the Choose Love Movement with NH school staff testimony.
  • February 2019 was declared Choose Love Month in NH.
  • Choose Love Day was August 15, 2019.
  • Relationships have been made with:
    • DHHS/DCYF-DHHS midlevel managers; DCYF Leadership; the Youth Advisory Board; Youth Voices Summit; Foster Care Conference; Children’s Behavioral Health
    • Residential setting directors and staff: Becket, Spaulding Youth Center, Crotched Mountain
    • Sununu Youth Services Center (SYSC)
    • The Granite United Way Youth Enrichment Partnership (made up of 15 youth-serving organizations in Manchester)
    • Greater Nashua Public Health
    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • New Hampshire School Administrator’s Association (NHSAA)
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • Former Chief Justice Broderick
    • Center for New Americans- Manchester
    • Injury Prevention Center- CHaD
    • NH EMS for Children
  • 547 NH Schools have accessed any Choose Love program from both the new site and the legacy site.