Help students develop empathy and compassion for their classmates, and earn a $100 DonorsChoose gift card!
Alex Trebek: Why Compassion Education Matters
We have been fortunate to collaborate with the Alex and Jean Trebek Foundation to bring The Compassion Project to elementary schools across the US. As we mark the one-year anniversary of his passing this November, we wanted to share his inspiring message to parents, teachers and students.
How It Works
Teachers are invited to participate in the National Compassion Challenge in three simple steps:
Step 1: Complete one digital lesson of The Compassion Project with your students. Have an account? New to Compassion Project?
Step 2: Ask your students to reflect on a time they felt empathy for a fellow classmate and share concrete steps they took (or will take) to show this person compassion. Students can:
Step 3: Share your experience on social media along with photos of your favorite student responses. Challenge other teachers to participate! Use the hashtag #SeeCareDo #CompassionChallenge and @EVERFIK12. See 2020 submissions on Twitter for inspiration.
The first 500 teachers to participate and complete a survey will earn a $100 DonorsChoose gift card!
About the Challenge
As children across the nation face unprecedented mental health challenges due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, educators are placing renewed focus on building kinder, more compassionate classroom communities. The Compassion Project is a national initiative to teach elementary school students about compassion, empathy, and mindfulness — and help educators facilitate lessons around important Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills.
Join us in November for the National Compassion Challenge, a fun and easy way for teachers to build classroom community by helping students foster empathy and compassion for their classmates, both in the classroom and in life.
Compassion is when you...
about their feelings.
something to show you care.
What Teachers Are Saying
“Talk about discovering a hidden treasure! Wow! I engage my students in daily Growth Mindset activities every morning. After a year of remote learning, I knew my students would be experiencing big emotions returning to the classroom so I wanted to focus on mindfulness and compassion. In focusing on mindfulness and compassion, the Compassion Project is exposing my students to strategies for processing their emotions and understanding how their classmates are feeling.”
How I Use EVERFI's The Compassion Project With My Elementary Students
Creating a Compassionate Classroom