The 21 Day Kindness Challenge program encourages and teaches participants how to be intentional about spreading kindness. In our school-wide program, students, teachers, and staff are asked to write down the five acts of kindness they will do each day during their 21 Day Kindness Challenge. When Julissa Arangure, from Shari’s Berries Community Outreach team, contacted us about their Random Acts of Kindness Generator - we knew we had to share it! It is an awesome tool that anyone can use!
The Shari’s Berries Random Acts of Kindness Generator allows you to choose the type of person or place that you would like to carry out your act of kindness. The options are: At Work, To Strangers, With Kids, and Friends/Family. You simply click on the type of person or place option and it generates a random act of kindness suggestion for you. Keep clicking on the type of person or place and the act of kindness changes.
A few of our favorite acts of kindness from the Random Acts of Kindness Generator:
Let us know which acts of kindness you’ve done from Shari’s Berries Random Acts of Kindness Generator. You can post comments and pictures below or on our Facebook page.
Back in 2014, our founder, Justina Bryant, spoke from the heart as she wrote this letter to the editor. Bryant challenged her entire community to come together and teach our youth about values, character, kindness, and acceptance. We hope her words inspire you to reach out to someone in need.
In the wake of the recent suicides of two Aptos High teens and the 15-year-old girl from Los Gatos; it is clear our children are in trouble. Bullying on school campuses is so rampant most of the children don’t even know they are doing it. Our teachers are required to fill their days with strict academic guidelines which in turn leaves little to no time, to teach about character development.
Hello, 21 Day Kindness Challenge Followers and anyone else reading this…
My life’s work is to empower today’s youth to change their world with kindness. I’ve developed a program for grades k-12 called the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. It has been a labor of love for over two years. The program helps school's get ahead of the bullying situation by learning about kindness. The program encourages everyone on campus to intentionally do 5 acts of kindness every day for 21 school days.
Back in 2014, I wrote a letter to the editor of my local newspaper, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, about how our youth need our help. In the wake of local teens that had taken their lives, I challenged our community to do what they can to help our youth. I realized that I, too, needed to do something to help. Hence, I created the 21 Day Kindness Challenge.
Today, my heart is saddened yet again as I hear about a new "game" on the app Snapchat. A recent article talks about how young people are using Snapchat to make fun of other people. For those of you who do not know, Snapchat is an app that delivers a quick snapshot of messages - this message can be posted to your story or sent directly to a particular person. When a person posts to their "story" (page), the post stays for 24 hours. Anyone and everyone can see this post. Snapchat’s can also be sent to a person directly. In this case, the post disappears as soon as the person views it. A popular thing to do is to take a screenshot of the chat and re-post.
According to the article, two teens have taken their lives because of this so-called ‘game.' Rachaele Hambleton, a blogger of Part-time Working Mummy in Devon, U.K. commended her daughter for not playing along. Hambelton explains, the game, “consists of sending someone the letter 'X.' That person then sends you back a name of someone you all know... you then write the most horrific things you can think of about that person - about their weight, their appearance, their personality... the more horrid the comments, the better. It then gets posted anonymously, but publicly, upon Snapchat stories for everyone to see and share.”
I would like to challenge the 21 Day Kindness Challenge community to help put a STOP to this Snapchat “game” by spreading kindness via Snapchat. We have created our own "game" that promotes kindness. If you, your students, or kids are on Snapchat, please ask them to play along. See the image below on how to play:
Share this with as many people as you can. Together we can do great things!!
Founder & President of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge, Inc.
My Snapchat Name: justinabryant7
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Hello. I am the founder of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge Program.