What We Do

AHA! equips teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior.

Why It Matters

Our youth are in emotional crisis. Research continues to demonstrate the unmatched importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) in reducing emotional/physical violence in schools by building healthy campus climates with young people taking on the role of change agents in this shift.

Our Five Pillars

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Mindfulness

We bring awareness to the present moment without dwelling on past mistakes, and we value our place in this world.

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Awareness

We regulate the expression of our emotions with consideration and care, and we are conscious of the emotions of others.

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Connection

We recognize that we are an important part of something bigger and know that we are not alone– that we are in this together.

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Empathy

We understand and appreciate the thoughts, feelings, and choices of others, and strive to see their point of view.

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Resilience

We accept that change is part of life, persevere to overcome hardship, and work to nurture our self-image.

Our Impact

Since 1999, AHA! has provided social-emotional education to over 20,000 teens and youth care providers.

2,000
Educators
Trained

25,000
Students
Taught

2,500
Parents
Supported

and counting…

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