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We have teamed up with our neighbors at Memminger Elementary School once again, this time for a year-long campaign called #empathyforall. The campaign kicked off last week with an assembly at the school with every student was wearing their new #empathyforall T-shirt provided by The Beach Company.

IMG_5365The study of empathy is part of Memminger’s social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum. The school is the only one in Charleston County in the third year of its implementation and teaching of SEL curriculum. Throughout the year, faculty, staff and students will proudly wear their shirts as an outward and inward reminder that they will continue on the path to be the change in the world they want to see.

The research-based, data-driven program is taught in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth, and is designed to increase students’ social success and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation.

IMG_5361Social awareness helps students develop the ability to have empathy for others, look at situations from their point of view, be aware of another person’s feelings and have the ability to “walk in their shoes.” Students with higher levels of empathy and its related skills are more likely to be:

  • Academically successful
  • Accepted by peers
  • Socially skilled
  • ┬áLess aggressive
  • Emotionally supportive of others

We were thrilled to be a part of this campaign, and look forward to checking in with the students as their #empathyforall campaign progresses throughout the year. For more information on this initiative and Memminger Elementary School please visit memminger.ccsdschools.com.

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