Stand UP & Speak OUT: Social Emotional Musical Film Series

Stand UP & Speak OUT

Social Emotional Musical Film Series

Created by Jill Nesi – Founder, Producer, Songwriter

Stand UP & Speak OUT (SUSO) is an empathy and connection through the arts initiative that creates original musical films with sustainable educational components.

SUSO provides Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tools to build a more harmonious world one song and story at a time.

This influential, musical film series is the ONLY academic, research-driven and data-informed program with life-long lasting impact.

We are partnered with The CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity and have 501c3 Status.


A film about bullying. Appropriate for grades 5-12.



A film about gun safety. Appropriate for grades 9-12.



A film about substance abuse. Appropriate for grades 8-12.

Stand UP Film Series Features:

Available at no cost to schools in Connecticut.

Episode 1 includes a question and theme guide for post viewing educational purposes created by Dr. Robin Stern and Mariam Korangy from the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) interactive educational content provided by the Building Kindness and Empathy Enrichment Guide* and additional classroom activities and exercises designed by Robin Fox, M.Ed., author of the SEL curriculum SocialEyes Together®.

*Building Kindness and Empathy Guide available courtesy of The CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity. Executive Director, Steven Hernández, Esq. Revised by Robin Fox M.Ed. Preface by Peg Donohue, PhD.

Online version

In-Person Version

If your school or district would like to receive Episode 1 Stand UP of The Musical Film Series, contact:

Jill Nesi