Gabe ONeill Posted almost 4 years ago How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy? At Kids Are Heroes, we teach kids compassion, empathy and also leadership skills -- this is our bread and butter. By showcasing kids who give back with no consideration of their own benefit, other kids realize that they too can have an impact. By completing a philanthropic task, kids not only learn the values of perseverance and compassion, but their confidence is boosted as well. They also learn very quickly that they are not the center of the universe. See more at kidsareheroes.org.