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Young people are the future.

Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young® helps youth build socio-emotional skills crucial to learning and leading so they can make a tangible impact on our world.

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The opportunity

Social emotional competence is a greater predictor of lifelong success than academic grades.

In fact, students who score high on social skills are four times more likely to complete college.

The method

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Teach social and emotional learning skills.

There’s no better place to help young people find and establish their voice than in the classroom. Good Starts Young supports in-school and after-school programs that foster the five core social and emotional learning competencies: self-awareness, self-management and emotion regulation, relationship and social skills, responsible decision-making and social awareness. These qualities promote conflict resolution and leadership from childhood into adulthood.

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Inspire youth to unlock their future leader.

Learning the right skills can turn our youth into history makers. Click the links below to give them a glimpse of their future self with our Augmented Reality Lens.

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Lead the way to a better tomorrow.

Every small step forward is one closer to a brighter future. By co-sponsoring a series of large-scale events that celebrate impactful youth, offering opportunities to tackle tough social issues and more, we offer pivotal opportunities for future generations to lead and inspire others.

The impact

In 2017 alone, we engaged more than 5 million youth in Good Starts Young-sponsored programs—and we’re just getting started.

The resources

Good Starts Young is powered by meaningful and purposeful partnerships. Take a closer look at each, and see how you can get involved.

Meet our Good Starts Young Student Ambassador.

See what inspires Monique Coleman to help the next generation of leaders.

Watch the initiative in action.

Helping Youth Gain Skills Today to Be the Leaders of Tomorrow

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