The purpose of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge is to empower youth to change their world with kindness. Students, teachers, principals, and staff are encouraged to perform 5 acts of kindness every day for 21 school days. When promising to do 5 acts of kindness every day for 21 days, the students, teachers and staff unite together and develop a stronger school community.
The 21 Day Kindness Challenge is making a difference! So far, the Kindness Challenge has resulted in more than 150,000 acts of kindness. Thirteen schools participated in our 2014-15 pilot program. Students, teachers, administrators and parents agree the 21 Day Kindness Challenge is making an amazing difference for their schools.
The 21 Day Kindness Challenge is creating empathetic and caring leaders for tomorrow!
Our values are the driving force behind the 21 Day Kindness Challenge, and guide our product development process.
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Justina Bryant is the Founder and President of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. She is a former teacher and a mother of two children. Justina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University, Chico. Justina developed the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to combat bullying at the school where her children attend. After receiving numerous emails from around the world asking about the program, it became clear the Kindness Challenge was needed in more then just her community. As a child Justina’s family nicknamed her Justice because she wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she thought was right. She still has that fire in her and it is her hope to inspire others to do the same.
Things Justina Loves Doing:
Skiing | Stand-up Paddle Boarding | Spending time with Family and Friends | Inspiring |Teaching | Learning
Ask Justina About:
Finding Solutions | Cooking | Organizing | White-Boarding
Justina’s Favorite Acts of Kindness:
Bringing Fresh Picked Flowers To Someone | Mailing Out A Thinking Of You Card | Bringing Someone Their Favorite Latte
Christy Halderman Tall is Vice President of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. Her goal is to ensure the Kindness Challenge reaches as many schools and students as possible. Christy has a passion for making a difference in the world, and is excited to help develop the next generation of compassionate leaders. Christy has more than 20 years in non-profit management, as both a paid professional and chronic volunteer. Christy is the parent of two elementary and middle school aged children, and has seen first-hand the need for the Kindness Challenge. Christy holds degrees in journalism and political science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Things Christy Loves Doing:
Running |Stand-Up Paddle Boarding | Reading | Watching Baseball |Helping Others
Ask Christy About:
Parenting a Spirited Child |Spreading Compassion | Running in the Dark |
Christy’s Favorite Acts of Kindness:
Sending a Hand Written Card | Delivering Baked Goods |Giving Unexpected Compliments |Bringing a Smile to Someone's Face