com·pas·sion \kəm-ˈpa-shən\: Mindful support, relief, and genuine human kindness- for others, ourselves, and our environment.
What: The Compassion Project (TCP), a non-partisan, non-religious organization and project, is designed to bring the Bozeman community and the greater Gallatin County together through education in and outside the schools around compassion- what it means, how to recognize it, how to practice it, and why it is important. Upon completion of these school and community lessons and workshops, each participant will receive a donated 8x8in wooden block to create their own artistic representation of compassion based on what they learned. The final output of this project will be an installation of all art pieces (~10,000 pieces) around Bozeman in the spring of 2019. It is the hope that this will then be expanded to other communities around Montana and beyond.
Desired Learning Outcomes: To help individuals, in the K-12 schools, the university community, and the broader community of Bozeman, MT to: Learn to understand compassion, Learn to recognize acts of compassion and opportunities for compassion, and Learn to integrate compassion into their own lives and their community.
Who:All K-12 students in the Gallatin Valley community, MSU community, families and community partners will be invited to participate through classroom lessons for teachers and schools that opt in as well as through public and community workshops and after-school programming.
When:Curriculum, workshops, and artwork completion will happen in the summer/fall of 2018. The installation of all these pieces will happen in spring/summer 2019.
How can I learn more and get involved?
Visit our website: www.montana.edu/thecompassionproject
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CompassionPject/
Follow us on Instagram: @compassionpject For more information or to get involved, please email Kayte Kaminski at firstname.lastname@example.org