The Compassion Project is a first-of-its-kind national initiative to provide compassion education to elementary school students across the US.

Our mission is simple:

To ensure that every primary school student in the US understands what compassion is and how to practice it in their lives.

Why compassion education?

“I can’t think of many things more important to the world today than practicing compassion for one another. If we could all just take time to get out of our own heads, put ourselves in the shoes of others, and understand where they are coming from, it would create so much good. Compassion and empathy are skills that are essential to one’s success in school, in the workplace, and in life.”

Jeff Weiner
CEO, LinkedIn

How it works.


Students view a short, animated video introducing the lesson.


Teachers guide students through a discussion to reflect on key concepts just covered.


Students put concept into practice through interactive group activities, role playing, and other activities.

Try it out.

Access a lesson and try it out with your students. Each lesson takes just 15 minutes to complete.