About Us

SFKAcademy is the online school for SFK.org. At SFK we believe that together, we can create a world where the essence of every child is seen and honored, and where all children are taught resilience, empathy, and self-worth alongside math and reading.

We believe every child, regardless of their culture or background, should have access to an effective social-emotional education early in life so they can make choices that improve their lives and the lives of others.

We go straight to the heart of it

In just 12 weeks, from the comfort of your home, your child will learn practical social-emotional tools that will strengthen their confidence in themselves and ignite compassion for others. SFK teaches children more than just how to improve their behavior – it teaches them to take a global perspective. It helps them see the ripple effect their individual choices have, not just on those around them, but on the world. At SFK we go straight to the heart of what helps children thrive. We help children – and their parents – connect with the deeper truth of who they are, why they are unique, and why it is important to share their gifts with the world. We help them to pause before they react, to manage their emotions with practical tools, and to make better choices.

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Spirituality is a tricky word:

Here is what we mean when we use it.

At SFK we are aware that the word “spirituality” means different things to different people. When some think of “spirituality” it relates to ancient religious traditions rooted in faith. To some it means secular meditation and a practice of mindfulness in day to day life. We honor and celebrate whatever it means to you currently! Nothing we offer in our lessons will conflict with anyone’s belief system on the full spectrum of orthodoxy to atheism.

What we refer to as “spirituality” is simply the part of the child that is not the body and the mind. The ineffable, beautiful, unique “spirit” (in SFK we call it “Light”) that is inside of every child. It is the deeper, purpose-and-compassion driver core of who they each are. OR The Light is one’s core – where purpose and compassion reside and one’s character is defined. We seek to educate and nourish this part. So when we named ourselves Spirituality for Kids, we simply intended to communicate that we are a program that tends to the spirit the way a great school and healthy food nurture their minds and bodies. To raise a fully balanced child we need to tend the inner garden of each part of the child – mind, body, AND spirit.

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“A child’s mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

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The SFK Team

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Michal Berg

CEO And President

Michal leads SFK’s global expansion with inspirational depth. She is a celebrated author and speaker. But her greatest asset and qualification is that she is the loving mother of five children who challenge, teach and inspire her SFK work every day.

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Claudia Bosschaerts

Outreach Advocate

With over two decades experience in the American and Hispanic markets, Claudia leads our outreach efforts in the US as well as Latin America. Her belief that all children deserve a better future drives her to advocate for them and take the SFK program to as many children as possible.

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Arlene Santos

Financial Controller

Raised in the Philippines, Arlene brings two decades of professional accounting education and experience to SFK’s Finance and Human Resources departments. She oversees all internal and external reporting and ensures SFK’s operations and financial reports comply with all regulations related to non-profit organizations.