Kids Who Care is thrilled to announce they are a recipient of a Phoenix Suns Charities Program Grant. This year’s grant will help fund our first Empathy Expert training program taking place at Central High School. 9th graders from Central’s JAG program will be trained in communication, coping, and advocacy skills so they can help themselves and other teens cope with stress from school, home, and friends. Our Empathy Experts also learn the importance of empathy, compassion, kindness and mindfulness so they are best able to support their peers when times get tough.
So far students have practiced empathy and compassion skills by decorating encouragement cards and donating blankets to children in foster care through Arizona Helping Hands. They created a video for Arizona Veterans, and shared “good luck on finals” messages to over 2,500 fellow Central high school students.