The Be Kind School

Be recognized as a “BE KIND SCHOOL” with a comprehensive year-round solution to improve social skills and academic achievement.

As a BE KIND SCHOOL, your campus will receive a comprehensive, teacher-friendly program that delivers The Be Kind Pledge.

Printed over 2.5 million times, The Be Kind Pledge is implemented in schools across the country, reminding students to be kind people. The Be Kind Pledge teaches 10 essential skills of kindness, setting expectations using positive language. The evidence-based character education model helps students learn pro-active solutions for bullying, cyberbullying, civility, respect, and success. This evidence-based learning approach is shaping the next generation of citizens and leaders.

How does it work?

Step 1

Contact us to get started and purchase the year-round character education solution.

Step 2

We’ll provide everything you need to transform your school with The Be Kind Pledge. This includes an all-school assembly, teacher training, classroom materials, and more!

View all that’s included in THE BE KIND SCHOOL

Step 3

Become a designated BE KIND SCHOOL!

What’s included in The BE KIND SCHOOL?

As a designated “BE KIND School”, you’ll receive a comprehensive year-round solution to integrate evidence-based character education into your school culture.

ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY (IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL)

Included in THE BE KIND SCHOOL is your choice of our high-energy assemblies presented by THE BE KIND CREW, bringing the skills of kindness to life through music, dance, and spoken word – teaching students that it’s COOL to be kind. Using interactive experiences, students and teachers are motivated to “be kind people” and make the world around us a kinder place!

Available assembly options:

The BE KIND City™ Assembly – focusing on civility, character, respect, and putting The Be Kind Pledge into action at school, at home, and in the community

BE FIT. BE HEALTHY. BE KIND Assembly – inspiring healthy habits, wellness, self-regulation, responsibility, and self-care

#Cyberskills Assembly – focused on respect, responsibility, and safety in regard to online behavior

The BE KIND Broadcast Virtual Assembly – a live-broadcasted version of our BE KIND City Assembly focusing on civility, character, respect

CLASSROOM RESOURCES – THE BE KIND BREAK PREMIUM

Schools will have unlimited access to The BE KIND Break Premium, an online learning program that includes monthly lessons, videos, and activities. Focusing on the skills of The Be Kind Pledge, the grade-specific lessons are written to national academic, character education, and CDC standards. Some highlights of this evidence-based virtual program include the MOVE of the Month dance videos, youth community service projects, healthy recipes, diversity discussions, educational worksheets, and grade-specific learning.

TEACHER TRAINING AND BEST PRACTICES
Teacher Professional Development

Teachers, administrators, and staff are provided with information and training to best utilize all the available resources. The training provides best practices to ensure that the resources are easy to implement.

CLASSROOM VISIT TO ALL SPED CLASSES

Following a live assembly, THE BE KIND CREW will host a special Grace’s Groupies classroom visit to present the entry level of the curriculum to the SPED students and engage them through music and kinesthetic learning. Each child will be recognized with their own CREW materials and supplies.

BE KIND MOVIE WATCH PARTY

In addition to a live assembly, another engaging and fun assembly is presented in a thirty-minute movie format by THE BE KIND CREW. This interactive learning experience includes follow along movement and dance and is designed to inspire, educate, and motivate positive action in classrooms, homes, and the community.

FOLLOW UP WEBINARS – REAL TALK WITH THE BE KIND CREW
Schools will receive access to additional benefits, including REAL TALK Webinars with THE BE KIND CREW. The fun and interactive webinars review and apply concepts from The Be Kind Pledge, keeping students inspired and engaged.
DEDICATED KINDNESS CONCIERGE ASSIGNED TO YOUR SCHOOL
Participating schools have a dedicated Kindness Concierge that works with them throughout the year to ensure programs are implemented effectively.
EVIDENCE-BASED SURVEYS
The program includes our evidence-based online surveys that measure program impact and changes in classroom climate based on youth development research methods. Results are presented on the National School Kindness Meter and will be shared with the school.
DESIGNATION AS A “BE KIND SCHOOL”
Your school will be designated as a “BE KIND SCHOOL” – signifying it’s commitment to character, civility, and respect and its partnership with The Be Kind People Project. As a part of this designation, we will provide your school with a “BE KIND SCHOOL” banner and digital recognition materials.

Improve Behavior and Academics with Evidence-Based Character Education

Benefits to Students

How can BE KIND Make a Difference in mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being for children?

As a youth development non-profit, BE KIND serves schools with evidence-based programs that meet National Academic and CDC Standards.
BE KIND Programs fit into the CDC’s Evidence-Based Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Framework.

Become a BE KIND School and help students strengthen their emotional well-being by:

  • Developing the skills to recognize and manage emotions
  • Learning to set and achieve positive goals
  • Learning to appreciate the perspectives of others
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships
  • Making responsible decisions

And The Results?

Thousands of schools have seen a positive change in the overall learning climate… and yours could too! After just one year of BE KIND programming, school behavior incidents decrease by an average of 20%. In addition, BE KIND schools have an 11% comparatively higher change in standardized test scores.


Given everything that our students have gone through during this 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.

School Counselor

Since implementing this program, we have seen a significant decrease in student referrals and suspensions. Our culture on campus among staff and students is encouraging and assisting with the constant growth we are seeing in academics and behaviors.

School Social Worker

Since we implemented the BE KIND project, our young scholars and their families have embraced the vocabulary of the BE KIND tenants and concepts; thus, furthering the goal of being well-rounded, responsible, kind and caring life-long learners.
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Kick off the 2022-2023 school year with character, civility, and respect