About The Project

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 to ensure that every primary school student in the US understand what compassion is and how to demonstrate it in
 their lives.

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.

1  Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Our ethos:

Compassion can be taught.

Compassion is not a soft skill – it’s a strong skill. For every dollar we invest in social and emotional learning, we see an $11 return to society in the form of student academic outcomes and long-term career success.

Starting young matters.

By the time students reach the second grade, they are capable of identifying their emotions and processing how their actions can impact others. Teaching compassion and its underlying skills helps increase students’ motivation to learn and decrease the distractions – anxiety, fixed mindsets, and negative thoughts – that can stand in the way of learning.

Technology can help.

The Compassion Project provides a simple framework that teachers can use to embed compasssion education into the school day. EVERFI’s digital platform delivers an engaging multi-sensory experience that allows students to explore multiple points of view as they build empathy for those around them.

Try it out.

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