YOU CAN HELP! Local school needs volunteers for Roots of Empathy

From the WSB inbox, with an eye toward fall:

Have you been wondering how you can give back to the West Seattle community? Have you ever considered becoming a Roots of Empathy Instructor? Alki Elementary is in need of volunteers who are willing to train as Roots of Empathy Instructors in the coming school year. Applications are currently being accepted and training dates are scheduled for October 16th – 18th, 2019.

What is Roots of Empathy? Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that fosters empathy in children, now entering its 13th year of partnership with elementary schools in the Seattle area. Alki Elementary has participated in Roots of Empathy since 2013 and they are looking for a few more people who are willing to give time to children and watch them evolve over the school year as they watch “their” baby grow.

Want to see what Roots of Empathy looks like? Click to view a recent BBC World Hacks feature on the Roots of Empathy program. You can learn more about what being an Instructor means here.

Please reach out to Melissa Soltani, local Program Manager, at if you’re interested in joining Roots of Empathy in changing the world, child by child.

1 Reply to "YOU CAN HELP! Local school needs volunteers for Roots of Empathy"

  • MM July 17, 2019 (11:14 pm)

    It’s a wonderful program! 

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