Host a screening, volunteer, donate a book, host a Hungry4Happiness dinner – there are so many ways to get involved and spread the message of Project Happiness.
Can you teach happiness? YES!
Project Happiness has curriculum available for grades K-12, plus an online course for colleges, universities, or anyone wanting to explore their own personal happiness. More.
3.22 million kids, ages 7-17 were treated for depression in the past 5 years. This is more than double the number from the previous 5 years. Learn more.
We give 100% because YOU give 100%. At Project Happiness we make you this guarantee – 100% of your public donations goes to pay for Project Happiness programming. We feel so strongly about this promise that even the fees that credit card companies charge to process your donations get covered by our angel donors so that 100% of your public donations go to provide happiness to those in need.
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Project Happiness programs span the globe and are currently used by public and private schools, colleges , universities and NGO’s in 49 states and more than 55 countries. The film has been translated into Spanish, German, Korean, and Hindi and there are requests to expand that selection. Thanks to the generous support of Google for nonprofits, we are now able to provide a detailed view (including GPS coordinates) of every school and organization that has received free Project Happiness materials.
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Latest Blog Posts
One reason why stress may lead to cooperative behavior is our profound need for social connection. Human beings are fundamentally social animals and it is the protective nature of our social relationships that has allowed our species to thrive. Decades of research shows that social connection is a fundamental human need linked to both psychological and and physical health including a stronger immune system, faster recovery from disease and even longevity.
All of us at Project Happiness have been devastated by the recent tragedies in Oklahoma. In the wake of this disaster, one is struck by the sheer power of nature and the impermanence of everything we hold sacred. How can one possibly stay happy during times of extreme crisis or tragedy? Even if we are just watching events on the news, it is natural to get overwhelmed by things out of our control, especially in situations of this magnitude.
Anyone who works with young children knows that they live in the moment. When they are happy, all they know is that they’re happy RIGHT NOW. So how do you teach the difference between short-term and long-term happiness to someone who lives in the moment? Beyond grasping the concept of long-term happiness, how do you teach the value of long-term happiness?