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Great Kindness Challenge

Maywood Safe Education and Recreation for Rural Families Program (SERRF) after school program in Tehema County.

Maywood Safe Education and Recreation for Rural Families Program (SERRF) after school program in Tehema County.

The 2016 Great Kindness Challenge was January 25th-29th, 2016, devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, choosing from a 50 item checklist. The Challenge is intended to increase tolerance, unity and respect for all grades Pre-K through High School.

The 2016 Great Kindness Challenge was a HUGE success. Over 5 million students united and inspired over 250 million acts of kindness!

Locally the Tehema County Department of Education participated in the week which “provided powerful tools to actively engage students, staff, & families in creating a culture of acceptance, tolerance, unity & respect, through a focus on completing 50 acts of kindness.”

The Great Kindness Challenge 2016 was sponsored by Dignity Health and other partners.

Kids for Peace, Inc. the global program, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to “create peace through youth leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of kindness.”

Their vision is “a safe and peaceful world where all people respect and care for each other and our planet. Kids for Peace serves as a model and inspiration for creating this reality with children leading the way, not only for today, but for generations to come.” Their Motto is Kindness Matters.

The programs of Kids for Peace are all guided by its Peace Pledge, which emphasizes leadership, service, kindness, respect, unity, stewardship, responsibility and action.

  • I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.
  • I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.
  • I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands.
  • I pledge to respect people in each and every land.
  • I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.
  • I pledge to do my part to create peace for one and all.

Kids often seem to get it so much easier than adults. Will you take the Peace Pledge and see how many acts of kindness you can do in a week?