Roots of Empathy Seeks Volunteer Instructors

Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an international award-winning program that develops children’s social-emotional skills, promotes empathy, and reduces bullying. Having introduced a successful pilot in six East Bay schools this past year, ROE have been invited to expand into additional elementary school classrooms in Oakland and San Francisco this coming fall. The program centers on regular classroom visits by an infant, providing the chance for children to observe the baby’s emotions, temperament, development, and relationship with a caregiver.


In coordination with the Greater Good Science Center, ROE is seeking to recruit and train volunteer instructors who have some experience working with children, including those who have a background in teaching, social work, counseling, early childhood education, health and wellness, or other youth and family support.