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.

Impact by the Numbers


Registered Schools


Registered Teachers


Students Impacted

Why compassion education?

“In times like these, I feel the need to spread kindness, patience, and compassion. Our students are in a unique position to do the same in their homes and in their neighborhoods. EVERFI’s The Compassion Project was a great program my students were using before this pandemic happened, and I can see the benefits continuing outside the four walls of our classroom.”

DeShunta Jones, Teacher
Fulton County Schools, Georgia

Partner Spotlight: US Women's National Team

Learn how the 2019 World Cup winners are championing compassion education in schools.
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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.

What Do Teachers Say?

“The Compassion Project is easy to navigate, fun, and engaging for my students. These are important life skills essential for healthy human development.”
-4th Grade Teacher, Illinois