At HEART we strive to bring humane education to as many youth as possible, but we can only teach so many students ourselves. To spread our reach even further, early on we began offering trainings helping teachers learn the necessary tools to teach students how to think critically and compassionately
With the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize marriage equality, we thought it was a great time to highlight one of our very inspiring HEART students, an openly gay LGBTQ activist, who has done a tremendous amount already to make a positive difference in the world. 17-year-old Jacques Agbobly moved
Since the police killings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, and the proceeding grand jury decisions not to indict, protests have rocked cities throughout the United States. The message of the protesters has been simple: Black Lives Matter. Given HEART’s commitment to social
Three years ago 12 year old Lilly Davis-Bosch started out as one of our Caring Kids, attending the weekly after-school program and learning about companion animals, wildlife, farm animals as well as environmental issues. As she learned more about the many issues facing species across the globe and began helping
By Ali Berman The reviews for Disney’s summer flick Tomorrowland have been hit or miss, some critics praising it for being “hopeful” while others called it “preachy”. To this humane educator, it was an absolute breath of fresh air, a call to action for all of humanity to step up
By Tony Buitrago “There may be no more powerful method of learning than through music, and no more important lessons for children than those that focus on character and social and emotional skills.” These are the words of Dr. Don MacMannis, the chief songwriter and music director of the PBS
By Ivy He My name is Ivy, and I’d like to share my story about how humane education has changed my life. I’m a current student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon as well as an international student from China. In November 2014, I attended a workshop taught by Claire Howe,
by Sonny Singh The dessert table at the Salk School of Science’s fifth annual Fundraiser for Haiti last week was controlled chaos. An enthusiastic, rotating group of four middle schoolers and I sold over $500 in cookies and cupcakes to other students, alumni, and their parents in just two hours.