April 10, 2008

Seeds of Compassion

Nearly 30 years ago, cultural anthropologist Jennifer James and her research team planted the seeds that became the Committee for Children. Since then, the Seattle-based nonprofit has grown to reach 9 million children around the world annually, with award-winning programs that teach social and emotional skills that help children to be safe and successful.

Starting April 11th and continuing to April 15th, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will headline Seeds of Compassion, a five-day event in Seattle, sponsored by the Committee for Children and designed to bring international attention to the vision, science, and programs of early social, emotional, and cognitive learning.

Seeds of Compassion will provide opportunities for teachers, principals, and superintendents to learn how education and guidance in compassion and empathy can have a real impact on children’s academic performance and social and emotional skills. It will also give parents and caretakers advice and guidance on how to cultivate compassion and empathy in their children, as well as how to address the issues that all children face in today’s world.

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