Tuesday
October 24
2017

KIND Invests $20M to #SparkEmpathy By Connecting Classrooms

The KIND Foundation, started by KIND Snacks, is putting its name into practice with Empatico, an online learning tool connecting classrooms. The free tech tool for teachers aims to match and connect classrooms around the world, with $20 million in funding from The KIND Foundation.

The goal is to help the next generation explore commonalities with their peers, while teaching skills like empathy—hence its hashtag, #SparkEmpathy—and kindness to tomorrow’s leaders. Empatico’s goal is to reach at least one million students in 25 countries by 2020.

Empatico follows previous KIND-funded social impact initiatives, all inspired by early experiences of KIND founder and CEO, Daniel Lubetzky, who is founder and President of The KIND Foundation.

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Kesl.

Source: brandchannel (link opens in a new window)

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Education, Investing
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education, global education, impact investing, philanthropy, social impact, technology