Circle Up

A weekly Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program serving youth in Austin-area middle and high schools.

Circle Up is in partnership with Communities In Schools, Southwest Key, and the City of Austin’s Healthy Adolescent Initiative.

Questions?  Please call us at 512.476.8884 or email our Program Director, Solomon Masala, at

Help Support Circle Up!

We are able to expand to new schools as we receive more funding.  Your support is greatly appreciated!


Research shows that 12% of Austin ISD students continue to miss school because they feel too sad or depressed to attend. 17% percent of students in AISD also reported that their ability to cope with stress or negative emotions was poor or very poor, an increase from the year before. Nearly 1 in 10 students reports being bullied DAILY (all citations: Ready By 21 Texas).

Bottom-line, many kids are suffering, and they need a support system to help them cope with the challenges of adolescence, including: peer pressure, low self-esteem, bullying, anxiety associated with academic and social pressures, and depression. Circle Up provides that support system.