Global Game Changers Shares 6 Emotion Management Tips for Kids
Jan Helson, the co-founder and board chair of Global Game Changers, a nonprofit organization providing social-emotional learning (SEL) and character and leadership development curricula for pre-K through 5th grade students that empower them to overcome apathy, feel empathy, and foster a sustainable connection to service joins eHealth Radio and the Emotional Health and Mental Health Channels.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Jan Helson discuss the following:
Tell us about the mission of Global Game Changers.
What exactly is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
What brought you to founding Global Game Changers?
As the whole world is looking at mental health awareness these days, walk us through your tips for emotional management for kids
How can anyone, parents or teachers, get more tips from Global Game Changers?
Jan Helson is the co-founder and board chair of Global Game Changers, a nonprofit organization providing social-emotional learning (SEL) and character and leadership development curricula for pre-K through 5th grade students that empower them to overcome apathy, feel empathy, and foster a sustainable connection to service.
Jan is a dedicated philanthropist, passionate entrepreneur, and successful businesswoman. Along with her husband Tim, she operated and developed Golden Foods/Golden Brands for 20 years and built the brand into a global leader in the industrial baking industry. The convergence of her daughter Rachel’s philanthropic journey and Jan’s professional journey was the impetus for co-founding Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative, Inc. (GGC) in 2013.
Thanks to the generous support of the Novak Family Foundation, GGC was able to develop a custom online platform for educators and expand its student empowerment program nationwide and abroad. The curriculum is now taught to pre-K through 5th grade students in 49 states and 13 countries.
In addition to operating a real estate development company, Jan co-wrote two award-winning children’s books, Philanthropy: A Big Word for Big-Hearted People and The Global Game Changers. Jan serves on the University of Louisville Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education Advisory Board and the National SEL Providers Association Advocacy Committee (https://selproviders.org/leadership/) . She has two grown children, Rachel and Jackson, and lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Tim and their Australian Shepherds, Amigo and Peanut.