Empowerment Program

Social and Emotional Learning remains a top priority for Varsity Brands as students, faculty and staff will be entering the 2020−2021 school year after months of uncertainty and unrest. The Believe in You Social and Emotional Empowerment Program, designed around standard SEL competencies, provides free resources to help teachers facilitate SEL learning, as well as interactive Student Empowerment Journals and Staff Training.

Teacher Guide

PA Announcements

SEL Vocabulary Pack

Discussion Prompts

Staff Emotional Resources

(Coming Aug 3rd)

Fill out the form to pre-order your student journals and to schedule your live training.

As schools work to reopen for the 2020-21 school year, the social and emotional needs of students, teachers and school staff members cannot be overlooked or overstated. Varsity Brands Empowerment Journals are designed to teach students, teachers and staff social and emotional competencies in a safe, empowering, and healing format. Daily journal prompts focus on the exploration of emotions, learned optimism, and the development of growth mindset.

Journals are created with a grade 3 through 12 vertical alignment with intentional structure that literally puts the entire school and district community on the same page. Contact us now to order yours for the coming school year!





Empowerment Journals are easy to implement and require little instructional time. Every Monday an empowerment statement will be delivered during morning announcements. This statement sets the tone for the week and provides some context for the coming journaling prompts. Teachers can then provide students 5 to 10 minutes to complete the day’s journaling exercises. For school with a regularly scheduled advisory period, scaffolded discussion prompts are provided to help teachers extend the journals social and emotional lessons in restorative circle exercises.


Quantity Pack
Classroom 25-250 $175.00
Small School 275-500 $157.00
Large School 525-1000 $141.00
District 1,025 – 5,000 $127.00
District Over 5,000 Call for Pricing

Our team is ready to help you bring this program to its full potential!

In a 90-minute live webinar, OPEN National Trainers guide teachers and staff through program implementation basics and essential Social and Emotional Learning concepts.

Fill out the form above to schedule your training.


Journaling has been proven to effectively manage anxiety and improve mental and emotional health.

Students benefit when journals are used as a tool to improve group dynamics in classes or small groups, as a problem solving tool, and as a tool to encourage emotional healing (Allan & Bertoia, 2003).

In 2020, Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly reviewed 42 studies that showed randomized controlled trial evidence of success in reducing child symptoms or diagnoses – and that did not require face-to-face practitioner contact.

42 studies were reviewed, and 3 trials were selected as effective in treating childhood anxiety. ALL 3 utilized journaling as a tool for treatment (Simon Fraser University, 2020).