Guidelines for Joining the Charter Education Community


Caleb Woods,

There is a need for Compassionate Schools that translates the principle of compassion to the uniqueness of the school world and acts as a rallying cry and unifying vision for schools and educational organizations across the globe.


How you can join us in various ways:


Join the Schools Collaborating for Compassion Map (SCCMap)


people raising handsJoin us as a Compassionate School

If you are a principal, teacher or admin for a PreK-12 School, or from a Technical Institute, College or University anywhere in the world that would like your institution to become a Compassionate School this is the document to sign: 

Read, Sign and Act on the Charter for Compassionate Schools.


You can read more about Compassionate Schools here: 


Men and woman doing a high five at workJoin us as an Education Organization

As an Organization with a main focus on Education you can join our network and become a Education Sector Partner. Join with our other partners in forming an accessible network of compassionate education specialists. Each partner has a page on our website that links back to your own site, check the link.



hands formed together with red heart paintOrganize a Compassionate Action Group and Start your Campaign

Once you have signed The Charter for Compassionate Schools or joined the Education Sector as a Partner, its time to Organize a Compassionate Action Group to help set the framework within your School, Technical Institute, College, University or Organization. 



  1. Organize a Compassionate Action Group to help set the framework for becoming a Compassionate School or organization.
  2. Reach out to the decision makers in your school community or within your organization.  Ask the questions: Who needs to be on board?  Who needs to say "yes" to the campaign and its being accepted?
  3. Draft a plan for becoming a compassionate school/organization and take it through appropriate channels. Consider how the school/organization will be different and doing things differently over the next years. Will there be special programs? Will courses be added? Are there practices at the school or within the organization that could possibly change? Every applicant needs to explore the issues of "compassion" as it will be implemented in its own community.
  4. Engage the school/organization in dialogue about the Charter and encourage the signing of the document by individual members of the community. Please encourage everyone to also Affirm the Charter here.
  5. Write a final statement,* declaration, resolution or proclamation to sign and implement the Charter. You can organize a formal event where the entire school/organization attends, signs and celebrates; or the document can be passed around the community to be signed. 
  6. Finally, Register your campaign with The Charter. We will add your compaign to your school webpage on our website.

*The final document is one that can be referred to on a regular basis, and adapted to meet the changing needs of your institution. We offer help in each of these steps if you need it. Register your campaign with the information you have and we will contact you.


Other ways to become involved in our Education Community 

Volunteer: Contact the Charter for Compassion to become a volunteer in our Education Sector. Visit our website to learn more about the Charter and our community initiatives, and partner sectors.

Write for the Charter for Compassion: 
  • Write a Blog. Share what you are doing in your teaching and learning.
  • Write a compassionate success story or action your school has carried out in our Grassroots Wisdom Book.


Play in the Compassion Games: Engage in the Compassion Relays and Games. The Relays are year-round and are a great way to engage everyone in compassion and increase momentum for the Games in September.
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