Empathy (n) • the ability to identify with, share, understand and respond to another’s feelings and/or experiences.
Our world is experiencing an empathy crisis: we are disconnected from the impact of our actions and the suffering of others. Schools are a microcosm of the global empathy crisis. Today's teens are desensitized to each other's life stories, which breeds alienation, loneliness and violence. Luckily, our brains are soft-wired for empathic connection and when given the opportunity we often choose connection over separation. Challenge Day’s experiential workshop is one such opportunity. Join the Empathy Surge: gift Challenge Day to a teen for $25.
The Challenge Day program provides an empathy surge that reconnects students with themselves, their peers and the adults in their school community.
94% of teens who've experienced a Challenge Day report feeling closer to their classmates.
90% report feeling more trusting of their peers and teachers after Challenge Day.
98% said they would be more respectful of their peers after learning more about them.
Increasing empathy is a proven solution to bullying and other forms of violence in our schools and in our world. Your gift demonstrates empathy for teens, and it gets us all closer to living in a world where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated.
- For $25 you can send one teen to a Challenge Day.
- For $150 you can send six teens to a Challenge Day.
- For your gift of $300 or more you can sponsor a dozen teens.
Join the Empathy Surge today and share this opportunity with friends - they probably think more empathy in the world is a good idea too.