The core of Mundo Friends® emphasizes socio-emotional skill development as a critical piece in achieving success across all areas of a child’s life. Enhancing a child’s depth and range of positive social and emotional skills can be fundamental in maximizing his or her potential in areas such as academics and personal relationships, as well as overall well-being. In short, the concept of developing higher socio-emotional competency not only leads to positive individual long-term outcomes, but also contributes to healthier settings within communities.
Socio-emotional learning is a particularly important component of youth development across cultures in any country. The word “Mundo” (World) represents this universal value of socio-emotional development. The term “Friends” represents the focus on inter-connectedness and healthy relationships within social groups.