1. Reach

Since we began in 1996, your support has helped us reach close to 800,000 children around the world.

2. Impact

Independent research consistently shows children in our programs demonstrate significant reductions in aggression and increases in prosocial behaviour.

3. Experience

Children share their experiences through their artwork, showing how your support is changing their world. They are able to understand their feelings and the feelings of others. They discover their shared humanity.

4. Report

Classroom teachers notice the difference Roots of Empathy makes. They report Roots of Empathy students are more inclusive or accepting of others who are different from themselves and are more able to understand other points of view.

Our Tiny Teachers’ first baby steps are the perfect way to teach children about empathy, but we need your help to grow.

Here’s how you can help our roots spread.

Roots of Empathy

Become a Roots of Empathy family

Families with their infants are at the heart of the Roots of Empathy program, and the experience is rewarding for all. A neighbourhood parent and infant join the Instructor in the classroom for Family Visits. A Roots of Empathy Instructor visi…

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Become a Roots of Empathy school

Bring Roots of Empathy programs to your school. Children who receive the program show reduced levels of aggression including bullying and increased prosocial behaviours.   Roots of Empathy is delivered in school classrooms during regular s…

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Support research

Sponsor our global research symposiums, where world-renowned scientists share their expertise on social and emotional learning, aggression reduction, self-regulation, mental health, emotional literacy, and empathy. To sponsor research on Roots of Emp…

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Become a Roots of Empathy advocate

Help build awareness of the program among educators, administrators and community, laying the groundwork for successful classroom programs.…

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Become a supporter

Donate to implement and maintain the program in communities like yours.…

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Become a Certified Roots of Empathy Instructor

To deliver the Roots of Empathy program in the school system, Instructors from the community are identified and certified through a Roots of Empathy training program. These Instructors plan and deliver all aspects of the Roots of Empathy lessons in t…

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