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CiViL is a social emotional learning (SEL) model for high school students. It provides students with a safe small group environment in which they can discuss the issues that motivate their choices. Each group is led by a caring, trained leader and guided by our CiViL Curriculum which, over a four year span, covers a vast array of topics relevant to adolescent growth and development.

How CiViL Groups is used in youth development

CiViL Groups can be provided on a weekly basis in schools, shelters, teen clubs, and other youth development venues with great results. Our focus on small group interaction allows students to become more vulnerable and thoughtful than they might in a larger group.

CiViL Group Leader Training

Any volunteer or staff member can be trained to facilitate CiViL Groups. The CiViL Model allows group leaders to engage students effectively and compassionately, so that students feel safe and motivated to participate.  Follow-up consultations and refresher training can be scheduled.  

CiViL Intervention

While CiViL Groups can benefit any student, students struggling with social and emotional challenges often find that they can express their emotions and work out problems within their CiViL Group. As a result, they report a reduction in problems and an improvement in relationships. CiViL is an excellent companion to other therapeutic interventions.


Get in touch with us about bringing CiViL to your youth development organization.