FuelEd believes that the great promise of education is to promote human development. With socially-emotionally intelligent educators building secure relationships at the center of every classroom and every school, FuelEd envisions a happier, healthier, more whole world.
More than 150 schools have prioritized relationships by investing in FuelEd programming
To date, 10,400 educators have engaged in professional and personal development through FuelEd’s training
Alongside educators, we are working to make every one of the nearly 132,000 US schools relationship-driven
FuelEd partners with K-12 schools to develop educators' interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and emotional well-being so that every educator can build secure relationships that provide the conditions for optimal learning and development. Secure relationships have proven outcomes including self-regulation, communication skills, emotional balance, empathy, and morality, but over half of all children and adults lack these foundational relational experiences. FuelEd fills a gap in educator preparation and development by equipping educators with the social and emotional competencies essential for building relationships in schools.
FuelEd was founded by Megan Marcus in 2012 on the principle that relationships drive learning. While training as a therapist and serving as a researcher for the book The Social Neuroscience of Education by Dr. Louis Cozolino, Megan recognized the parallels between the teaching and the counseling professions: both are founded on connection, and both could promote human development. She knew she was on to something. Megan then explored whether translating elements of therapists' professional training could fill this gap in teacher education which lead to the development of FuelEd’s first pilot program with 10 teachers at YES Prep Southwest in Houston, TX. Since then, FuelEd has worked with over 10,000 educators across the country in pursuit of its mission.
FuelEd aspires to be an organization where people feel understood and valued for who they are. A place where people are reminded of their inherent worth and incredible potential through the power of acceptance. A place where people have freedom to be themselves and experience limitless growth.
We're building a community of like-minded folks passionate about the power of relationships.