We Train Hearts is a registered 501C3 dedicated to igniting systemic change in the way we treat one another.
We create transformational tools and experiences that instill empathy, compassion, community and love so that we are reminded that “us verses them” isn’t really a thing…
We believe the source of every major crisis we currently face is a lack of empathy, compassion, and love for one another and an understanding that we are all equal and connected. We strive to develop creative ways to teach these universal truths, with a focus on the hearts of our youth, so that we can all share in a peaceful, loving, equitable community.
We create and fund impactful tools and experiences that train hearts, teach empathy, and inspire participants to take action; the ultimate goal: a kinder world.
The question that drives us is: if we leverage our collective resources to invest in the hearts of our youth, what could the world be like when those whose hearts we train are someday in our shoes? Read about our programs >
In the words of the Dalai Lama…
Who We Are
We are a team of self-proclaimed “Business Hippies” with a long list of credentials that, in the long run, really don’t matter. Together, we are committed to leveraging our business expertise, creativity, and resources to make the world a kinder place. Because we believe in the power of collective intent, we seek like-minded, like-hearted partners to share our vision, join our movement and make change. Are you in? If so, email [email protected].
How You Can HelpIf what you’ve read or watched so far resonates with you, here is how you can participate in this movement:
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Elementary OutreachA Proven Plan to Kick Bullying to the Curb
What the Heck is Tacky Box?
Our elementary school outreach program teaches children the power of words, the importance of choosing kind words, and personal responsibility for word choices through the Tacky Box concept. Featuring original work by Dallas Children’s Theater, this program offers students a multi-sensory experience through live theater and group discussion during a campus assembly, followed by daily evaluation of words called “Tacky Box Time.” As a symbol of each child’s personal choice to refrain from using tacky words, he or she writes any tacky words heard or said, locks them in the Tacky Box, and “removes them from the heart and mind.” Here is our why:
Implementation of this effective program ensures each child is empowered to choose kind words over tacky words, which they will no doubt be exposed to, through a visual and tactile lesson. Requested by counselors and teachers across the nation, this program offers a proactive solution to end bullying by tackling the issue at its root, so that we can, collectively, once again raise kind kids. Here is our how:
National Award Recipient
We are honored to have received the 2014 Silver Nautilus Award for “Books for a Better World.” Watch the Tacky Box Story video to learn how Tacky Box came to be.
Making a Difference in Schools – A Case Study
For more information on this program, email [email protected]ackybox.com or fill out the form below.
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Why Schools Want TackyBox
Why Schools Want TackyBox
Tacky Box assists our educators in creating a kinder world and more respectful school culture by enabling students to correct their own inappropriate interactions with peers. We are excited about partnering with Chris Phelps and her organization to create a caring school climate and ultimately a more respectful society.
Schools Requesting TackyBox
Children Reached as of December 2020
Hot Soup Sunday!
Neighbors Serving Neighbors
In December 2020, We Train Hearts will begin Neighborhood Outreach efforts with Hot Soup Sunday. Our COVID conscious debut will offer hot soup to-go for any neighbor who could use a home-cooked meal and some great live music. Post-COVID, we will serve our neighbors a multi-course meal under twinkle lights while we share stories and break bread together. We can’t wait!