Empathy Rocks in the U.S.A.
Empathy Rocks in the U.S.A. is an art program that explores issues like poverty and natural disasters to heighten children’s social responsibility and sensitivity to the world around them and each other. Topics for the program include the children detained at the border, homeless youth, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Students learn about why they should care and how they can help. To help the lessons resonate with students, each lesson finishes with an art project.
A new lesson of the program is sent monthly to educators who are enrolled in the program. They can access the lessons through our online portal, which includes a lesson plan, powerpoint presentation, and an example video of a CMH educator presenting the lesson.
The Empathy Rocks in the U.S.A. curriculum is self-contained and all-inclusive. Most educators need nothing more than access to a computer and projector to be able to run each lesson.
To help spread our mission, we offer a limited number of free teacher grants for 3rd-5th grade classrooms. This helps bring an overall improvement to the school culture and decreases instances of insensitivity and bullying.
We granted the funding to as many schools as possible, but there are countless more schools who need and want our programming.