We are thrilled to share this blog post from one of our "Teen Voices" Volunteers, Beckett Hummer, a Sophomore at Meade High School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ This has been a year like no other, for many, many reasons. We have all faced... Continue Reading →
Applications for our 2020 Kid Kindness Grants are open! Read all the guidelines here and apply today!
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 →
When schools are closed and activities are cancelled, we are all looking for ways to stay busy. Here are some great ideas for spreading kindness during this challenging time.
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 →
Meet Arden! She's a 9 year-old 4th Grader at Crofton Meadows Elementary. She wore one of our "I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND" shirts on the first day of school and she really took its message to heart! Below is a conversation her mom shared with us yesterday: I asked my daughter Arden what she did... Continue Reading →