A message from Founder and President Mary Gordon
At Roots of Empathy, we respect the pivotal role training plays in upholding the integrity of the Roots of Empathy program to positively impact children. The training is for Instructors that deliver the Roots of Empathy (ROE) program
- a demonstrated value to children.
The evidence of this value and integrity is bolstered by more than two decades of independent research, proving how the ROE program contributes to children's well-being, and by awards from organizations such as HundrED who measure educational impact and scalability. The program has consistently shown a capacity to reduce aggressive behaviours, including bullying, while enhancing empathy and fostering pro-social behaviours like sharing, helping, and inclusion that lasts over time. The emotional literacy nurtured in children through the Roots of Empathy program lays the foundation for children to form meaningful relationships—a vital ingredient for an improved quality of life and overall mental health and well-being.
We know that the leaders of tomorrow are sitting in the classrooms of today and they need imagination and empathy to be able to identify and solve society’s problems.