Do you describe your sons, daughters, or students as caring children? In today’s divided political climate, does it matter if children and teens find meaningful ways to connect with and care about others who are different from themselves?
The importance of educating and raising caring children was brought to national attention in 2014 by the Making Caring Common Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. At that time, a large majority of diverse young people reported valuing achievement and happiness over caring for others, and that parents reinforced this message through their own focus on a child’s grades and achievement.
This research prompted many to ask: If we are not raising caring children, how will they grow to become engaged, compassionate citizens? Immersed in Education offers a mentoring program that teaches social and life skills throughout the school year. https://www.immersedonline.org