It takes a VILLAGE to raise a child

Have you ever felt lost or unsure about how to lead your little ones towards the path of success while also supporting their health and mental wellness? At Clever Characters, we strive to support youth social and emotional development through a village of caring adult caregivers. 

How it works

Clever Characters empowers adults who impact children, namely parents, teachers, and adult caregivers, to promote social-emotional and mental health care to their young people through short educational videos. Our short videos are impactful and efficient, to deliver the content that will most support your youth while being considerate of your busy schedule. We have various curriculums separated by social-emotional learning topic and grade clusters. We also support on the ground social-emotional learning work, currently impacting over 20 Chicago public schools in MTSS and PBIS interventions. Clever Characters is a holistic experience that supports adult caregivers in providing the best education and development for their young people.


We will work with you to create your own SEL curriculum and make videos so that parents and community mentors can follow along at home.


Given your endless tasks and busy schedules, SEL is hard to incorporate in your classroom. We make it easy by providing short under 5-minute videos on tips to incorporating SEL strategies in your classroom.


We strive to seamlessly empower you with the wellness curriculum that is being incorporated at your child’s school so that your child is seeing the same techniques consistently at home or at school. Interested getting more involved? Contact us for opportunities to sign up as a Community Master Train.


Through our initiatives, students will feel supported from adult caregivers in every aspect of their lives. And the research shows, students that feel more supported and happy reach higher levels of academic success.