Roots of Empathy program looking for 2-4 month old babies and their moms

Friday, September 25, 2015

Shoreline Public Schools is seeking babies 2-4 month old babies, along with a parent, who are interested in volunteering their time for an elementary school anti-bullying program called Roots of Empathy.

This program helps students build empathy skills through observing the interactions between the baby and parent. 

Research has shown that Roots of Empathy has a significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social and emotional competence and increasing empathy. More information about Roots of Empathy at their website

Schools seeking volunteers are: Brookside, Syre and Lake Forest Park.

Babies must be between 2-4 months old, and baby and parent will need to be available for a once a month classroom visit from October to June.

If you’d like to help make a difference in your community and be a part of this wonderful program, contact Susie Moore, Family Advocate at Brookside Elementary, at 206-393-4148.



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