Compassionate Leaders Program
An intentional youth community dedicated to altruism and compassion.
Engaging young adults from the inside out
We believe that compassion and leadership can be nurtured at the deepest level when cultivated inwardly through contemplative practices and outwardly through community service, fundraising, and public advocacy. When these conditions come together they create an optimal environment for individual and collective flourishing.
Compassionate Leaders engage in weekly meetings that impart skills in focused attention, empathy, kindness, and compassion, through discussions on ethics values, meditation practice and activities that strengthen emotional awareness. The Compassionate Leaders read several books throughout the year, including Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World, by the Dalai Lama, Happiness by Matthieu Ricard, and a selection of articles that critically examine the impact and complications of “voluntourism.”
At the end of the school year, Compassionate Leaders engage in international “learning service trips” to collaborate with other communities. So far, we have worked with communities in India, Mexico, Mississippi, Morocco and the Philippines. On these trips students implement projects that promote sustainability, education, and well-being. These trips are funded through a collaborative effort.
Apply to the Compassionate Leaders Program
The Compassionate Leaders Program runs from October – June
If you have questions, please contact Noah Koski:
Compassionate Leader Program Coordinator