The overarching goal of The myFace Wonder Project is to strengthen civil society by promoting acceptance, kindness and civic engagement among adolescents. By exploring examples of courage and compassion in the face of prejudice and discrimination, students become aware of their choices and their capacity to work for positive change.
Partnering with Sprigeo and Facing History and Ourselves, myFace developed a middle-school curriculum based on Wonder by RJ Palacio to raise community awareness of the social stigma surrounding facial difference. Through Wonder, readers have found a story and a person to whom they can relate, and therefore an ideal catalyst for empathy.
The Educational Project encourages students to consider how individual decisions impact the course of their fellow students’ lives and how their own choices can help shape our society today.