Jennifer and Peter Buffett

Jennifer and Peter Buffett are co-presidents and co-chairs of the board of directors for the NoVo Foundation. The NoVo Foundation is committed to advancing adolescent girls’ rights, ending violence against girls and women, advancing social and emotional learning, promoting local living communities, and supporting Indigenous communities.

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Why Our Kids Need Social Emotional Learning

Posted by Jennifer and Peter Buffett on October 17, 2017

These are deeply troubling times. Every day, the rights of marginalized people face renewed attack. Hate crimes have surged. Our national dialogue continues to spiral further into destructive narratives of us vs. them.

Many of us are struggling to process these assaults on our values; to stand up for our friends and neighbors; to lift up the compassion, empathy, and care that bind us together. But while recent events have been difficult to understand for adults, they are even more difficult to explain to our children.  

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Topics: Social and Emotional Learning

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