In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the global day dedicated to giving back and creating positive change in the world, the 21 Day Kindness Challenge team reminds you that there are many ways to give. We encourage you to perform 5 acts of kindness today.
Here are 11 ideas to get you started:
Share your #givingtuesday acts of kindness on our Facebook page or on Twitter.
Kindness really does make a difference in our world. The 21 Day Kindness Challenge team is proud of this teen who is reaching out and doing what he can to spread kindness in his community. With a simple yet very helpful act of kindness, this teen made a difference for his neighbor. Thank you, Brett, for reminding us how easy it is to be kind!
We encourage you to share Brett's story with your students, and see what kind acts you can inspire in them!
Do you want to give ideas to your students on how to spread kindness in their neighborhoods, too?
Here are 5 easy ways to say thank you or just let people know that you care.
Do you have some other ways that you or your students spread kindness in your community? We want to hear from you! Share them with us by commenting on this blog post or by sharing on our social media channels Facebook and Twitter.
Becoming a change agent in the world isn’t an easy thing to do, especially if you are a young child. The Founding Fathers of the United States, Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi are all great adult examples of change agents but what about kids? Can kids make an impact in their community and their world? Our video pick for this month answers this question.
Leah Nelson, a 10-year-old girl, is challenging others to pass on kindness in her West Sacramento community. Watch the video and be inspired!
Need ideas on simple acts of kindness you and your students can do for World Kindness Day? Show them our slideshow of 21 simple Acts of Kindness. We hope these inspire you and your students to join us and the world, as we preform our simple acts of kindness throughout World Kindness Day tomorrow - November 13, 2015.
Nan Singleton has started a ripple effect of spreading kindness. In some way, shape or form she has passed kindness on to thousands of people in her community. Nan leads from the heart, is extremely humble by nature, and a giver of so many things. She is a kindness ambassador and she is out making a difference in her world!
After reading the article in American Profile Magazine, Nan Singleton, leader of the Sevier County 4-H Teen Council, contacted Justina Bryant, Founder of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge, to see about bringing the Kindness Challenge to schools in Sevier County, Utah.
“I was so excited to have Nan contact me about bringing the Kindness Challenge to Utah. I knew from our first conversation that she was going to make a huge impact in her community,” says Justina Bryant.
Nan presented the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to her 4-H teen leaders and asked them if they wanted to bring the Kindness Challenge to their school’s. The teen’s unanimously voted YES! A total of seven schools in Sevier County, UT participated in the 21 Day Kindness Challenge pilot program during the 2014-15 school year. Nan and her crew brought the Kindness Challenge to three high schools, two middle schools and two elementary schools.
Each of the 4-H teen leader’s led the Kindness Challenge on their school campus. After completing the 21 Day Kindness Challenge at their school sites, they wanted to continue to spread kindness in their community. With Nan’s assistance, a group of high school 4-H teens organized and led the Kindness Challenge at two of their local elementary schools.
“We were so excited to bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge to our area because 4-H’ers love to make a difference. A little kindness goes a long way! The teens were also excited to pass it on to younger schools,” says Nan.
Nan and her team of 4-H teens made a huge impact in their small community. We hope Nan’s story will inspire you to spread kindness in your community and on your school campus.
Here are some of the kindness activities that Nan and her 4-H teens did to spread kindness on the seven campus during the 21 Day Kindness Challenge:
These are just a few of the amazing things that were done in the name of kindness. Check out our store to see what program will fit your school's needs.
Inspiration. Creativity. Kindness. Does it seem unlikely that recycled Post-It Notes and a fashion show could be catalysts for these positive and powerful driving forces? In Santa Cruz, California, a very special sixth grader named Reese Martinez attended the 21 Day Kindness Challenge Night at a Santa Cruz Warriors basketball game and was inspired to do just that.
The night was intended to spread awareness of the benefits of kindness and how one simple act of kindness has the power to change the world. Reese wholeheartedly embraced the challenge when she took the initiative to recycle kindness in a very creative manner. It started in February 2015, when the Santa Cruz Warriors hosted the 21 Day Kindness Challenge event to promote their goal of spreading kindness to others.
"We high school students face stress, anxiety, drama, and negativity from time to time the acts of random kindness club strives to make high school a little more Pleasant by conducting uplifting campaigns, activities, And projects, because it's the little things in life that make a difference." ~ ARK Club
An amazing group of high school students from Independence High put this short film together. They are all apart of the Acts of Random Kindness club (ARK). This is a group of high school students who want to bring more kindness to their world and the world around them.
Sabrina Ma created ARK in 2011 for the sole purpose of lifting the ‘spirits of herself and her peers.’ The club has grown significantly – ARK is currently at 26 high schools across California. The club members recently created a short film entitled “The Little Things.” This video touched my heart and I hope it touches yours too.
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