Our mission

EQV (Emotional Intelligence Vehicle) is the nation’s only mobile classroom that equips students with optimism and social emotional learning tools to maximize their academic and life success.


Research shows that students’ academic performance and attendance increase with Social-Emotional Learning.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) involves the process of acquiring and applying knowledge and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, make responsible decisions, achieve goals and develop positive relationships to successfully navigate learning and life.

Research shows that success is predicted by optimism levels, social support, and ability to see stress as a challenge rather than a threat. Teachers agree that Social-Emotional Learning is the missing link to boost student outcomes and transform schools.


EQV is a proven & mobile SEL program benefiting youth at risk. The EQV complements and integrates into existing school programs.

“Working with the EQV team was a wonderful experience for our students and staff. The team was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I was most impressed by their dedication toward understanding and meeting the needs of our student population. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them as they bring the power of EQ on the road”.

– Alicia Yamashita, Founding Teacher and School Director, Connect Community Charter School, Redwood City, CA

Our Ground-Breaking Curriculum.

Synthesizing neuroscience research with pioneering curriculum and assessment, and grounded in Design Thinking, EQV is the first SEL program on wheels to server Bay Area school communities. Through experiential learning in team-building exercises, and self reflective activities, EQV teachers will instill tools for self-awareness, self management, and self-direction to develop self-efficacy and resiliency.

As participants become effective managers and communicators of their emotions, thoughts and actions, their peers will gravitate towards them for leadership. Subsequently, these students will become ambassadors in fostering positive school climates.