HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) was incorporated in November of 2001 and operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. Our mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. HEART’s services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on social justice, animal protection, and environmental preservation. Our direct services to educators and students, as well as our advocacy efforts, enable us to significantly impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals, and the natural world. By linking our age-appropriate instructional program to our service-based learning program, we give students the tools to make positive changes. We are the only full-service provider of humane education in the New York City, Chicago, and Indianapolis areas, and our reach extends worldwide. Visit us at www.teachheart.org to learn more about our mission and how we support educators to empower youth!
HEART’s approach to humane education is to take advantage of youth’s natural love for and fascination with animals to develop compassion toward not only animals, but also people and the environment. We focus on the interconnections between all living beings and the natural world, and address the root causes of harm. By linking the community issues in which schools are already engaged to the needs of others, we start from the schools’ existing priorities and invite them to broaden their circles of compassion. HEART especially demonstrates how meaningful connections to different animal issues enhance social-emotional educational content and expand the impact of students’ direct actions in both their local and wider communities. Our lessons and resources help children develop an empathetic and compassionate approach to understanding and communicating with others – an essential skill in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. We want to help students think critically about the impact of their actions on the whole so they make just and humane choices.
HEART was recognized as the 2018 Excellence in Humane Education Award recipient from the Humane Education Coalition! See full press release: https://teachheart.org/2018/09/06/2018-excellence-award/
Our team of educators come from distinguished backgrounds in teaching, humane education, and other related fields to bring diversity and expertise to our lessons for youth. Get to know us on our team page: https://teachheart.org/about/staff-and-board/
Thank you for exploring our resources! We hope you will see powerful benefits in your students as a result of infusing humane education into your teaching. Drop us a line at email@example.com if you have any questions or feedback!
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