Empathy in Action develops social emotional learning curriculum and instruction for young students ages 6 to 18, which focuses on a student's ability to execute the five principles of social emotional learning:
1) Self Awareness
2) Social Awareness
3) Self Management
4) Social Management
5) Responsible Decision Making
We deeply believe in the development of these critical skills— for the young person’s health and wellness as well as their long term skill development for a successful life. In order to appeal to all types of learners, the curriculum includes activities such as music, dance, play, crafts, writing, and mindfulness exercises.
One of our students during a social-emotional workshop on "feelings."
Throughout a young person's development, there are pillars of critical skills that must be acquired for them to lead healthy and happy lives. Young people may lack the skills to confidently navigate adverse situations. Now more than ever, in the current state of the world impacted by the COVID crisis, individuals lack the opportunity to interact with peers and build the necessary skills that come with interpersonal interactions. Young people need individualized support in their development of effective communication with others, as well as their ability to cope with stress, build relationships, and use compassion and empathy with themselves and others.
We offer unique, specialized curriculum and courses to support the individualized social-emotional growth of young people. We provide an individualized curriculum based on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning, including self and social awareness, self and social management, and responsible decision making skills. Sessions are geared to the specific needs of participants and help them evolve into healthy, balanced young adults. We believe in the importance of these skills for the help and development of the young person as well as their long term success. Services can be offered virtually or in person with precautions to support the unique learning needs of each group. All program frameworks draw on strength-based, evidence-based and trauma-informed theoretical frameworks, assuring student-centered, effective lessons.