About StudentsXpress

StudentsXpress Magazine started in 2011 as an interactive publication for elementary students in Chicago Public Schools. By showcasing art and writing from students, StudentsXpress blends creativity and literacy with social emotional learning (SEL).

Partnering with Respectful Ways was a perfect vehicle to help connect with more students nationwide in order to dive deeper into improving students' emotional intelligence.

Bonus! StudentsXpress is proven to help with student self-esteem, motivation, and mental health.


Students take the wheel with their own SEL.

Each issue serves as a creative outlet to support students' agency. They are now each other's role models, sharing their visions for their future. Reading different perspectives from their peers lets them see what is possible for them. When a child sees their words, their art, their NAME in a publication such as StudentsXpress, it builds confidence in themselves and their abilities.