Spend each day of the month spreading kindness in your community, within your home, and to yourself. We will put a new calendar up each month!
At Kindness Grows Here we believe that empathy and understanding are key to raising children to be kind and inclusive. We believe in celebrating everyone's differences. This month, in honor of Autism Acceptance, Awareness, & Action Month we will be focusing on Autism. While we are not experts on Autism, we want to do our... Continue Reading →
We are excited to partner with Anne Arundel County Public Schools & South County is Kind to offer a virtual book study for students in grades 6-8. This book study will be lead by high school student leaders and other middle school students who previously completed a study of this book. Student participants will be... Continue Reading →
We want to regularly spotlight students and schools who are demonstrating exceptional kindness. In order to do this, we need your help! Please complete each of the following forms to nominate a child or a school to be recognized by Kindness Grows Here for the ways they are helping to spread kindness. Each time we... Continue Reading →
Last week, a school district in Tennessee banned the book series, “Maus” from the 8th grade language arts curriculum. “Maus,” by Art Spiegelman tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Spiegelman based his novels on real-life interviews he... Continue Reading →
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Studies have shown that helping children develop empathy is one of the greatest tools in raising them to be kind, good citizens of the world. To this aim, Kindness Grows Here has created the “What I Wish They Knew” project to help others learn how people have triumphed in the face of adversity. We are... Continue Reading →
In June of 2020 Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Kindness Grows Here Co-Sponsored a virtual forum to help adults talk to children about issues surrounding race. The forum featured six parents of elementary school students who shared their experiences and perspectives about talking with their children about these often-difficult issues. If you weren't able... Continue Reading →
In an effort to help parents and caregivers talk to their children about the Black Lives Matter movement, we created this video. We hope parents will watch it first, and then watch it with their children. https://youtu.be/uYyOJpOL8eE We also created this "Guide For Parents" to provide additional support in having this very important conversation. A... Continue Reading →
During these unprecedented times kindness is more important than ever. As we battle a pandemic, racism, and so many other challenges, communities must come together. Help us change the world by doing #JustOne act of kindness for someone else. Watch our video and learn more! https://youtu.be/5tQsrSopJcw All you have to do is commit #JustOne act... Continue Reading →
As an organization dedicated to fostering kindness in children we know it is crucial to teach children that differences are something to celebrate, not ridicule. In recent weeks we have received many requests for books we recommend. Below you will find a downloadable list of some of our favorite books on the topics of racism,... Continue Reading →
As the founder of an organization dedicated to fostering kindness in children, this is a topic about which I have thought A LOT. When I decided that spreading kindness as far and wide as possible would be my mission, I did not embark on that mission without doing a lot of soul searching about what... Continue Reading →
There are so many amazing charities out there that you can consider donating to. But here's why we think you should donate to Kindness Grows Here: 1 . We are a grass roots organization. We have a dedicated Board of Directors with a vast array of skills who all support our mission with their time... Continue Reading →
As Kindness Grows Here expands our scope of influence we are very eager to partner with more schools. If you are an administrator, teacher, or parent, please read below and learn how Kindness Grows Here can help you foster kindness at your school or in your classroom. Kindness Assemblies Our founder and President, Kristen Caminiti, has... Continue Reading →
Kindness Grows Here's Board is currently full. However, we welcome applications at any time. If a position on our board opens up, we will reach out! Board of Directors: We are looking for energetic people with a passion for fostering a next generation that is kinder, more accepting, and more socially aware. We seek diverse... Continue Reading →