"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence"
— Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!"
– David Vitter, Former U.S. Senator
"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become"
- Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"
– Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
"It is easier to build strong children
than to repair broken men"
– Frederick Douglas, Abolitionist and Statesman
"Children are the living messages
we send to a time we will not see"
– John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States


The Passion Project Foundation was set up to evidence the value of social and emotional learning, and, in doing so, help inform policymakers and key government influencers of its social impact.

We want to demonstrate that a society of well-balanced and happy individuals is a key factor to the future success of a country’s citizens and its economy.


While everyone wants different things from life, our desires all come from the same place. The desire to succeed. The desire to belong. The desire to be loved.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, we all share the same basic incentives.

But we don’t all have access to the skills that can help us fulfil these needs and realise our aspirations.


We aim to educate and empower young people, especially those who have been born into difficult circumstances or are struggling with life’s challenges.

We look to do this by providing access to the support and tools that can help them unlock their individual talents, achieve their potential and find their purpose.


We are committed to building a centre of excellence dedicated to the research, development and provision of services aimed at improving the lives of young people. This centre will be created with young people and will work with academics and experts in social and emotional learning, social impact and human behaviour from around the world to help gather evidence to quantify the socio economic benefit of our work and help guide policymakers in their future decision-making.


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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

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