Choose Love & SEL

CHOOSE LOVE - Social Emotional Learning Program

MIssion and Overview


Creating safer and more loving schools, homes and communities through a formula of “ COURAGE + GRATITUDE + FORGIVENESS + COMPASSION-in-ACTION”.

Choose Love Program Overview:

Choose Love For Schools™ teaches skills and concepts that are grounded in and support Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), addressing the 5 Core Competencies as defined by CASEL (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making Skills). SEL has decades of research validating its tremendous and positive impact on students' social and emotional well-being as well as on academic and personal success.

Research has shown that evidence-based SEL in the classroom can significantly benefit ALL children. The benefits include improvements in social cognitive skills, self-control, and frustration tolerance; decreased anxiety, depression, sadness, and withdrawal; improved classroom atmosphere; less aggression and self-destructive behavior, including drug-use initiation; better scores on standardized achievement tests; more assertive social skills; effective conflict resolution; and increased pro-social behaviors, as well as less violence and more empathy.

Momilani has embraced the philosophy of the Choose Love program and full implementation began in School Year 2021-2022. This year we’ve gone even further by creating the school’s Umbrella Rule: 1) Love Yourself, (2) Love Others, (3) Love this Place. The Umbrella Rules encompass both the school rules as well as the Choose Love philosophy with the goal of fostering positive relationships and dual citizenship (in-person & virtual) with our students. The program and Umbrella Rule aligns well with the school’s mission and vision which is to create a safe environment and fostering students to be caring, responsible, and self-directed learners who positively contribute to society.

Choose Love Schoolwide Activities

Choose Love Rock & Tile Garden

Choose Aloha Assembly

Choose Love Classroom Activities

Grade 6 Choose Love Pledge

Love Yourself

Love Others

Love This Place

Love This Place

Love This Place

Love This Place

Choose Love Career and Technical Education (CTE) Lessons

Grade 2 - Digital Citizen Rules

Grade 3 - Digital Citizen Cards

Grade 4 - Upstander Cards

Grade 5 - Upstander Cards