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Here is what Baby Ira's mom is saying about Roots of Empathy .....
"My name is Jen Coorsh. I have a background in farming and working with children and youth. Most recently I have been working with a school garden education program in Ottawa and with a local preschool. Ira is my first child and it is such an interesting and exciting experience.
I chose to participate with Roots of Empathy because I believe that as humans, especially children, we are hardwired for connection, empathy and trust. I think it is easy to default to the individualistic, competitive worldview and Roots of Empathy shines a light on the possibility of creating a culture of interconnection and compassion. I believe this program creates small but meaningful opportunities for children and youth to experience and build on connection and empathy in their lives. So far the students we meet with are very engaged and interested in Ira’s growth and abilities. Their relationship to Ira seems to ground them as they explore his capacity and experiences while reflecting on their own.”