Meanness
is on
the rise.
There’s an urgent need to make kindness the norm for every student in every school in America. Watch our video to see how.

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Middle School
Kindness Challenge

Opportunity:

Foster Kindness

Too often overlooked, fostering kindness is a powerful, common sense solution to some of schools’ and society’s biggest challenges. In an era when meanness and even cruelty are increasingly “normal”, there’s an urgent need to make kindness the norm for every student in every school in America.

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Research Proves:

Kindness Works

Recent research demonstrates how schools that intentionally and systematically teach and foster kindness enhance students’ sense of safety, support, and acceptance. As a result, more students succeed in school and in life.

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The Challenge:

It’s Time

The Kind Schools Project is a timely coalition of leading education organizations, distinguished educators, and acclaimed researchers committed to ensuring that every American middle school is a place where kindness is commonplace, where meanness and hostility reach an all-time low, and where empathetic approaches to student behavior reduce unnecessary suspensions.

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