The Be Kind People Project is inviting every K-8th grade teacher in America to join their newly expanded free online program, The BE KIND Break™. Used in over 400 U.S. cities across all 50 states, The BE KIND Break offers lessons, videos, and worksheets that teach students the most important lesson of all: kindness. The evidence-based resources are based on The Be Kind Pledge™, a list of 10 skills of kindness that offer a positive framework for youth focused on pro-active solutions for bullying, cyberbullying, civility, respect, and success.
With new resources available every month, their ready-to-use online worksheets include math, language arts, social studies, and science lessons that integrate national academic standards with character skills that foster self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness, and relationship skills. In addition to CDC health and online safety tips, the free program includes The Move of the Month™ dance videos, teaching kindness through music, dance, and kinesthetic learning.
The BE KIND Break is unique in its approach to helping teachers and parents simultaneously teach academic lessons while fostering essential life skills and values. Furthermore, schools participating in BE KIND programs report higher academic scores and improved behavior.
Nicole Henderson, Professional School Counselor at Dunne STEM Academy in Chicago, Illinois explains how the program improves relationship skills, “Given everything that our students have gone through during the pandemic and all of the social development that they have missed out on, they really needed a structured curriculum that was not only driven by current standards but also fun. What makes The Be Kind People Project unique is that it found a way to deliver the content to students while also keeping them involved, engaged and motivated.”
About The Be Kind People Project
Founded in 2011, The Be Kind People Project® is a public 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to initiating positive social change in schools and providing a framework for youth that will improve academic achievement, interpersonal relationship skills, accountability, behavior, personal health and wellness, teacher appreciation, and the formation of enduring values. The Be Kind People Project has a vision of building a generation of respectful, responsible, healthy, and caring citizens and leaders. The organization has served over five million students and 250,000 teachers. To learn more about The Be Kind People Project and The BE KIND Break, visit https://thebekindpeopleproject.org/.