Two days into summer vacation and officials from the La Crosse School District are already looking ahead to next year by unveiling a district-wide art project.
La Crosse Superintendent Randy Nelson announced the La Crosse Compassion Project.
The project hopes to to teach students the practice of compassion through the use of art.
Each one of the district's 6,000 students will receive an art panel to draw their own idea of what compassion is.
"We're talking compassion, actually we're kind of opening up an opportunity for our entire community to learn from our students and what compassion is and what compassion means to them, so it's a great opportunity for us to learn more about our kids, but also ourselves," said Superintendent Randy Nelson.
The inspiration behind the project came from a psychology professor and brain researcher at UW-Madison who has scientifically found that those who practice compassion have a happier outlook on life.