As parents, educators, and citizens, we want our children to grow up in a kinder, more compassionate world, and that starts with practicing compassion at an early age.
About the Challenge
Our communities need compassion now more than ever, and a simple act of kindness can make all the difference to someone who needs it. The Compassion Project and EVERFI are calling on teachers, parents, and students to demonstrate compassion in your community — and share your story with us!
How It Works
Families are invited to complete three steps by June 15:
Complete at least one lesson of The Compassion Project with your child (each lesson takes 10 minutes). Get started here.
Demonstrate compassion to someone in your community. Get your whole family involved! Get inspired by the examples below.
Share your story on social media along with photos and videos. Use the hashtags #SeeCareDo and #CompassionProject and be sure to tag @EVERFIK12 and your elementary school or district.
The three elementary schools with the most submissions will each receive a $1000 donation to fund school supplies next fall. Enter by June 15, 2020 to qualify. Even if your school is closed for the year, you can still participate and help your school earn points!
Compassion is when you...
SEE someone in need.
CARE about their feelings.
DO something to show you care.
Ways to Show Compassion
Deliver a small care package to a neighbor. Donate food to a local food pantry. Always be sure to respect social distancing guidelines!
THANK YOU NOTES:
Send a note to someone in your community who is working hard to keep communities safe.
Create a poster for your window to thank our front line workers or draw on the sidewalk with chalk. Download the coloring template here.
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
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.
HOW IT WORKS AND ELIGIBILITY
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!
SELECTION OF WINNERS
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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.