WE EMPOWER YOUTHS TO BE THE CHANGE
IT IS TIME FOR A SHIFT IN EDUCATION
Through compassion-based resiliency models
oriented toward service, gratitude and discovery of purpose
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Humanity360 brings greater global social awareness into high school classrooms through the use of interactive media (incl. VR - virtual reality, video, and more), mindfulness and social engagement practices.
Our mission to broaden students’ perspectives about the lives of others around the globe, shed light on socio-economic and globally pressing issues that pertain to aspects of our shared humanity, and channel heartfelt responses and resolve of youths into meaningful action.
HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE COMMON HUMANITY?
Getting to know ourselves more fully by getting to know the lives of others
Humanity360 provides a platform to bring cultural anthropology and social awareness into classrooms using virtual reality experiences and mindfulness, compassion and resilience-based exercises.
Designed as a 10-week learning program, H360’s first module focuses on socio economic and globally pressing issues. Developed by cultural anthropologists in conjunction with organizations such as Amnesty International, Projeto Provoz, Humanity360 is designed for students from ages 13 to 16 to introduce them to new topics each week, through the eyes of an individual in a different part of the world who faces the daily challenges of their particular situation.
Students learn through VR experiences and can engage with ideas in new ways. Each program is designed to foster empathy and encourage action.
Our tribe and life blood
Founder/Executive Director Taya Pocock's background as a cultural anthropologist, educator and multi-media agency owner, led her to create Humanity 360 in 2016. Inspired by a desire to assist youths in understanding the lives of folks in different parts around the world and finding their true purpose in life, she began creating the first units for Humanity 360 in 2016. Taya is a certified MBSR teacher and a certified facilitator of Compassionate Integrity Training.
Photographer/Multimedia Creator Daniel Huber's experience as the co-owner of a media company creating rich media/VR content has proven to be vital in creating the VR units for Humanity 360. He has been involved with Humanity 360 since its inception and has a keen understanding of media design and the impact media can have.
Amy Berg runs Revolutionary Content, a fundraising and communications firm that specializes in working with emerging non-profits and individual artists. Amy has two decades of experience researching and writing grants, building sustainable fundraising plans, creating artist statements, and going back and forth about the Oxford comma.
Laura Talarsky Stevens is a writer, editor, and teacher based in Tucson, AZ for the last quarter century. Her astute research skills, pedagogy and excellent writing skills, make her an esteemed member of our team. Laura hails from the Garden State of New Jersey, graduated with an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and was a Fulbright scholar in India.
Michael Green has been around the block. Several times: A Viet Nam Vet, award winning landscape contractor, retired attorney & Judge Pro Tempore, Foundation Director, Green Party Congressional candidate, nationally known traveling bookseller, yoga instructor, literacy volunteer and board member both in the private and non-profit sectors.
Dr. Katherine Kuhn is an educator, who celebrates learning, compassion, and growth. She is currently serving as an administrator at The Academy of Math and Science Prince, a Blue Ribbon, Title One, Charter School in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kuhn is dedicated to Humanity 360, and believes that a global mission bringing a sense of Common Humanity and Compassion to our children and families opens the world to being a more accepting and kind place to live. She is excited to serve as a board member.
Christopher Stamos - President of Sterling Stamos Corporate Philanthropy and the Sterling Stamos Global Institute. He is involved with Malaria No More; Friends Without a Border, and “Project Q”. Mr. Stamos is an active supporter and advocate for global health initiatives such as the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation’s HIV-AIDS Initiative (CHAI), Partners In Health (PIH), and the Cambodian Children’s Fund. Mr. Stamos retired to Tucson, AZ to pursue his hobbies: music, art, and philanthropy.
Asia Hart-Eason is a recent Social and Cultural Anthropology MSc graduate starting a diploma program in Humanitarian Action. She grew up in Cambridge, MA and Miami, FL, and attended university in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Asia has experience as a researcher, archivist, and volunteer, with a specific interest in global migration and displacement.
PhD, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), the oldest training institute of its kind on the European Continent. As a teacher, trainer and supervisor in mindfulness-based interventions, she is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers in their implementation in health care, society and personal development.