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.
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 Executive Chairman and Former CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, a vocal leader on compassionate management, and global education innovator EVERFI, who was named to Fast Company’s 2020 List of World’s Most Innovative Companies for its work developing The Compassion Project.