George Lucas Educational Foundation

Renee Jain

Founder of - Anxiety Relief Programs for Children

Renee Jain is the founder and Chief Storyteller at GoStrengths, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people by delivering social and emotional learning programs (SEL) to the K-12 education community. Renee is a former tech-entrepreneur turned positive psychology practitioner and holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee's passion lies in teaching research-based life skills to children via engaging mediums such as digital animation. Learn more about her programs at

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