Social & Emotional Learning Is Critical for Students

Harvard Business Review stresses the importance of teaching emotional intelligence — or what’s more broadly called social and emotional learning (SEL) — to children and adults also has proven to be effective. The approach to SEL that we’ve developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (called RULER) has demonstrated that children of all ages Read More …

The importance of developing non cognitive skills for students

Many teachers sense that students are more emotionally vulnerable today. Basically what’s happened over the past generation is that we’ve put enormous effort into improving the academic piece of schooling, but progress has been nil because the students’ emotional foundation has been collapsing under our feet. Social policy has to find a hundred ways to Read More …

Mayor Martin of Stamford proclaims September as Cancer Awareness Month

On Thursday, August 31st, Mayor Martin and Congressman Jim Himes, gathered at the Stamford Government Center with KHK ambassador, Grace, to proclaim September as Cancer Awareness Month.  Grace organized the event and invited several guest speakers who shared their experience as a cancer survivor or coping with a loved one who has survived cancer.  At Read More …

Keeping up with the KHK Ambassadors – Marco Volpitta

Name: Marco Volpitta Age: 15 Hometown: Pound Ridge, NY School: St. Luke’s School Passion: Helping other people Years Involved with KHK: 6 KHK projects: Knowing Growing, Launching Legos, Fun with Science, Launching Libraries, Bread Bake, Tech Time Marco got involved with KHK when he was very young with his sister, Sarah. Marco’s favorite KHK memory Read More …