We’re on a mission to make social-emotional learning fun, engaging, and a part of our everyday lives. Like exercise, we believe a little bit of SEL practice daily can be transformative to our individual and collective wellbeing.
We focus on impact over profit. We believe in doing what's right over what's easy. We're a Public Benefit Corporation, which means that everyone involved with Carousel (from the investors to the founders) considers the economic, environmental, and social implications of everything we do.
We develop and work on our social-emotional competencies as individuals, as a company, as teammates, and as fellow human beings. Yes, this means we play Carousel together as a company! We believe self-wellness will lead to workplace wellness. We lead with empathy, recognizing that every human is the product of their past and present situation.
We use our technology to reimagine online and real-world social networks that foster healthy, authentic connections for oneself and others. The data generated by our platform is and will always be anonymized and made free and universally accessible. We believe this data can enable researchers to learn more about how SEL practice drives outcomes.
We’re eager to help anyone who asks for it; life doesn’t have to be a competition. We listen to all of our stakeholders, and we recognize the humanity in all people. We give back to improve the overall SEL community and prioritize the needs of educators, mentors, and students. We seek to build a company and work culture reflective of the beloved communities in which we serve, work and live --- one where people can come as they are, where everyone is welcome, and whose contributions are recognized.
Whether for ourselves, our product, or our company, we believe there is always room for improvement. But we don't forget about our humanity in this pursuit. We value outcomes over outputs. Each of us takes ownership of our areas and our results. We choose where & how we work most effectively, and we lean on others when we need support. We believe that “everything is figureoutable,” and we look at development and operations as learning opportunities. We listen to our customers and stakeholders, listen to each other, and listen to our gut. We always keep moving forward.