Roots of Empathy in Washington State

History

Roots of Empathy launched in Seattle, Washington in 2007.

Since then, it has reached nearly 18,000 children.

Research

  • 89% of students reported that if they saw a friend being bullied or treated meanly, they would help them – 2019 Annual Program Evaluation Report
    Greater Seattle Area
  • 87% of teachers strongly agreed or agreed that as a result of Roots of Empathy, students are more inclusive or accepting of others who are different from themselves (including culture, race, special needs, gender, etc…) – 2019 Annual Program Evaluation Report Greater Seattle Area
  • 87% of teachers strongly agreed or agreed that as a result of Roots of Empathy, students are more able to understand other people’s points of view – 2019 Annual Program Evaluation Report Greater Seattle Area
  • 100% of teachers feel that the Roots of Empathy program supports the school’s curriculum – 2019 Annual Program Evaluation Report Greater Seattle Area