Why teach compassion?
Students exposed to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in school continue to do better than their peers on a number of indicators: positive social behaviors and attitudes, skills such as empathy and teamwork, and academic achievement. These students also have fewer conduct problems, less emotional distress, and lower drug use, among many other benefits. 1
As parents, educators, and citizens, we want our children to grow up in a kinder, more compassionate world, and that starts with early education.
Who’s behind the Compassion Project?
The Compassion Project is a collaboration between LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, a vocal leader on compassionate management, and EVERFI, the nation’s leading education technology innovator used in 20,000 schools nationwide.
The digital curriculum is informed by the latest research on social emotional learning and input from dozens of prominent subject-matter experts.