The idea of Embrace Empathy evolved from all the division and diversity we, as Curbside, encounter on a weekly basis. Thus, it became obvious to our leadership that we needed to address the negative mindset of our community.
Embrace Empathy is exactly that: we embrace empathy. Through Bible lessons and relational talks, we learn how to put the interest of others over our own interest. Curbside kids and volunteers are able to share WHAT that practically looks like at work, school, and play.
Due to such a huge success of this on the streets over one month of the year, Curbside was asked to partner with a local elementary school to continue sharing this practical way of living each week. Every Monday, Curbside is given a platform to talk about Embracing Empathy at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School. We spend 5-7 minutes teaching the students how to put others before themselves.