This request is for a special collection of books for the Sunset Ridge Learning Center. In conjunction with the work of the Empathy Ambassadors, I would like to develop a collection of Empathy-related books for our older readers. The request would provide roughly 20-30 books for our collection and support or program to encourage students to “put themselves in the shoes” of more diverse individuals. The books purchased would not only teach students about empathy as a concept, but would share stories of diverse, cultural experiences. Through this initiative, we aim to create a more educated student body on issues related to empathy, mental health, peer support and cultural diversity.
If granted this request, our goal is that our Empathy Ambassadors will research books and curate a list of recommendations for 4th-8th graders to be purchased through Amazon.