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When high schools empower empathy

the result is durable, authentic conversations, deeper learning, and a community of belonging.

Why should we care about Empathy?

Taking the time to truly understand someone else’s perspective, honor it, and having the bravery to share your own is so crucial because nobody is one story – not our friends, family, or colleagues. Empathy is taking time and gaining the skills to understand the whole person.

Training the empathy muscle leads to radically improved work and community outcomes.

We are the winners of the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund Grant, co-designed with the President of the Association for Psychological Sciences, and piloted by Ford, Deloitte and Cisco. We’ve shared with 10,000 people in 2020, including a 1,000+ audience at the Boston Museum of Science. Our board of advisors include Lulu Miller, host of Radiolab on NPR, Joel Mier, former Netflix marketing director, and Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, top 1% most cited scientists in the world.

We measure and track your progress in empathy over time and can show you that all of these measures lead to stronger teams, more innovation, higher retention rates, and higher performance.

At our core, we’re here to help humans live more fulfilling lives through empathy, by embracing the joy of our differences.

Empathy is skill, not a personality trait.

By being curious - and understanding that we don’t know everything about everyone - we build the active listening skills needed by leaders and teams to have successful collaborative outcomes. We normalize the experience of emotion, and make emotional learning easy and enjoyable.

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A DEI training program’s main challenge is that people aren't given the opportunity to internalize their learning and apply the knowledge.

Point of View immersive media can become a paradigm shift in how we engage in deeper learning. An abundance of research shows that one of the best ways to gain empathy is by taking a walk in someone else’s shoes.

Who we’ve worked with

“Playground creates the emotional connection with the experience and those you experience it with”

"An intimate powerful experience"

"The key to depolarizing schools."

“Accessible for all”

We would love to talk with you about how we can make a positive impact at your school.