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Help students develop empathy and compassion for their classmates, and earn a $100 DonorsChoose gift card!

Thank You, Teachers!

The 2020 Compassion Challenge has concluded. Thank you to the hundreds of teachers who participated! Check back soon for information about the 2021 Challenge. In the meantime, below are some entries from this past year!

Entries From This Past Year

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...

someone in need.

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

Complete Contest Rules and Regulations

Over the course of this two-week challenge, beginning June 1, 2020 at 12:00am EDT and concluding June 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT, parents and students will be asked to participate in completing one digital learning module of the Compassion Project digital course. Participation, as it relates to the contest, is defined as beginning one module of the course.

After students participate in the digital course, parents are invited to participate in the challenge with by performing an action of compassion with their child (prompts include but are not limited to delivering a small care package to a neighbor, donating food to a local food pantry, sending a thank you note to someone who is working hard to keep communities safe, creating window art, etc.). Participants agree to comply with all local and regional social distancing guidelines in their submission Each submission that tags #SeeCareDo, @EVERFIK12, and a school or district social media handle will count as one point for that school. The three schools with the highest number of parent submissions will receive a $1000 Amazon gift card.


To be eligible to receive one of three $1000 Amazon gift cards, you must:
1. Be a K-12 Educator with an EVERFI account (Login or Register Your Free Account)
2. Have students complete at least one digital module of the Compassion Project course
3. Participate in the challenge by sharing a post on social media and tagging #SeeCareDo, @EVERFIK12, and your school or district. Post can be encouraging students to participate, or sharing your own act of compassion!


Winners will be selected by a team of EVERFI judges who will review all social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter that tag #SeeCareDo, #CompassionChallenge, @EVERFIK12, and a school or district handle. The three teachers with the greatest number of submissions that accurately respond to the challenge prompt will each receive a $1000 Amazon gift card for their school. Multiple teachers at a school can participate, but prizes will be limited to one gift card per school.


Three winning schools will receive a $1000 Amazon gift card delivered electronically. The teacher(s) at that winning school will be emailed an authorization form stating that they are complying with their school district’s policy on rewards and/or incentives. Winners must return this authorization form within three weeks in order to receive the gift card. Cards are not redeemable for cash. EVERFI shall have the right to repost submissions on the EVERFI or EVERFIK12 social media handles. With written consent, EVERFI and its affiliates shall have the right, title, and interest to use, including any Copyright, to market and otherwise own the content of the submitted contest entry. This promotion is sponsored solely by EVERFI, Inc., located at 2300 N Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037.  EverFi and its sponsors, and their respective employees and family members are not eligible to apply.  Void where prohibited.