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 legendary Alex Trebek and his wife Jean to bring The Compassion Project to elementary schools across the US. On one of Alex’s final days in the Jeopardy studio before he passed away on November 8, he filmed this message to inspire 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
The first 500 teachers to participate and complete a survey will earn a $100 DonorsChoose gift card!
About the Challenge
The unprecedented events of 2020 have underscored the need for us to build kinder, more compassionate communities, and that starts with early education. The Compassion Project is a national initiative to teach elementary school students the meaning of compassion and develop a foundation for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and in life.
Join us this 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, even in a virtual environment.
Compassion is when you...
about their feelings.
something to show you care.
What Teachers Are Saying
“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