Beyond Social Emotional Learning

Build Purpose + Belonging for

Future-Ready Students

Michael Gayles
“Wayfinder was the next-gen SEL curriculum that I was looking for to engage my students and increase faculty well-being.”
Dr. Michael Gayles
Founding Principal at Ignite Middle School (Dallas ISD Innovative School)

What if K-12 education were designed to help all students develop lives of meaning and purpose?

Every student wants to be successful. But somewhere along the way, many find themselves disconnected from their learning. This disconnect shows up in many of the challenges we see in today’s schools: decreased academic achievement, declining mental health and wellness, and lack of preparedness for demands both in + out of the classroom.
Wayfinder's 6 Core Skills

The Life Skills Needed for Long-Term Success

Students need more than book smarts and technical knowledge to flourish in education and the workplace. Success will require relational and critical thinking skills that enable individuals to navigate obstacles and work with others.

Hundreds of Schools + Districts Already Use Wayfinder

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Testimonials from Wayfinder Partners

Explore how Wayfinder elevates educators' impact on students in schools + districts nationwide.

Curriculum + Products

Activity Library
Activity Library
2000+ lessons designed for advisory, classes, clubs, and student intervention — with little to no prep time
Wayfinder Core Lessons
Core Curriculum

Customizable lessons + flexible implementation options make our K-12 curriculum easy to work into any schedule

Collections Homepage
Collections

Curated groups of activities that address specific concerns on your campus — like mental health, future-ready skills, and social media conflicts

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Assessment Suite

Tools to assess impact, track well-being, and receive custom recommendations for timely student interventions

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Professional Learning

Our offerings facilitate meaningful dialogue between colleagues and help everyone reconnect to their Why



How We Build Purpose + Belonging

Watch this video to find out why students and teachers love Wayfinder.

Leading Experts and Publications Trust Wayfinder

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“An Inspiring Collection of SEL Activities for Any Classroom”

Common Sense Education calls Wayfinder “A fantastic resource for teachers looking to integrate SEL into their classrooms and lessons.”

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5 star rating
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Launched at Stanford d.school

Wayfinder was incubated at Stanford’s Institute of Design using the latest adolescent research from leaders in the field. Stanford affiliates continue to advise our work, and human-centered design is at the core of everything we do.

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Districts Prefer Wayfinder

When districts compare Wayfinder with other programs, they choose us 4 out of 5 times. We’re confident that we offer the strongest solutions for K-12 schools.