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Teaching Empathy to Kids and Teenagers

Teaching Empathy to Kids and Teenagers

While the focus in school is often on literacy and STEM subjects, emotional intelligence is an important part of learning. However, often there isn’t time to focus solely on emotional intelligence when already on a tight schedule. Fortunately, leading by example is...

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Culture of Inclusion

Culture of Inclusion

A Culture of Inclusion A culture of inclusion is defined as creating and maintaining an environment in which people of different backgrounds can achieve their fullest potential (Harvard). It is a culture where different strengths are valued and celebrated. Whether in...

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Child Emotional Development

Child Emotional Development

When we think of children developing skills, our thoughts often drift to milestones such as learning to ride a bike or acing their first test. However, children need more than physical achievements to thrive in life. Child emotional development includes several skills...

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20th Anniversary Celebration

20th Anniversary Celebration

We want to send you gratitude for being part of our community.  At our celebration, we heard the voices of our AMAZING student peacemakers. We listened as our educators spoke to the deep transformation that happens in a school's community over years of working...

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Get Your Change On! Recap

Get Your Change On! Recap

In order to become a change-maker, you must first learn to adapt to change in a healthy way. Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment -- although change is necessary, it can also be extremely difficult. It can cause our emotional balloons to fill up and be on the...

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The Same Same Different Game

The Same Same Different Game

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie The Pooh _________________ We’re all different in our own unique ways. We have different appearances, talents, and abilities. We all think, feel, behave, and believe differently. That’s what...

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Kids Say The Smartest Things Recap

Kids Say The Smartest Things Recap

Thank you for attending Soul Shoppe’s virtual game show, Kids Say the Smartest Things! We had a blast sharing superhero trivia and imitating animal sounds, talking about polar bears and playground problems, but more importantly:...

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Soul Shoppe on the Radio – 94.1 KPFA

Soul Shoppe on the Radio – 94.1 KPFA

Host Timothy Regan welcomes you to learn peacebuilding skills along with the people and stories of Soul Shoppe – our own Bay Area peacebuilding children’s educational fun-team!  This nonprofit teaches healthy relationship and conflict management skills to thousands of...

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Gifts, Giggles & Goodness

Gifts, Giggles & Goodness

Soul Shoppe’s virtual holiday celebration – Gifts, Giggles & Goodness – made it an incredible week for us. We hit record numbers of participants with well over 1200 kids joining in over the course of 3 days!  Together we got crafty with homemade holiday gifts,...

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