On May 11, Connecticut state officials officially launched the Yale-inspired Emotion Revolution, which aims to engage high school students in a dialogue about how they want to feel in school.
State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) joined East Hartford High School students, the Connecticut Commission on Children, and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence in announcing the state’s participation in the nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the role emotions play in young people’s learning and overall wellness.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born this Way Foundation have distributed an online survey to high-schoolers nationwide at EmotionRevolution.org. The data will reveal how young people feel, how they want to feel, and how to bridge the gap between the two. Connecticut school districts like East Hartford’s are helping lead the initiative at the state level.
“This movement empowers young people to create schools and communities where emotions matter,” said Slossberg. “Connecticut has the opportunity to be a model for the nation. As an education policymaker and mother, I hear the voices of students telling us that emotions matter. They want to be leaders, and the Emotion Revolution will give them the tools they need to effect change in our state and across the country.”