The Be Kind People Project is building a nationwide movement to cultivate a culture of kindness by helping K-8 students experience the joy, fun and fulfillment that comes with being kind to others while celebrating teachers and their contributions to society. The nonprofit has developed a comprehensive national program of classroom events, contests and Classroom Kindness Kits that teach kids it really is cool to be kind. This is a powerful lesson that can spread from one student to the next, from the classroom to the community, and ultimately, to the nation at large.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, teachers have made sure children continue to receive proper education by helping move schools and supplies to dry/safe locations. To honor these efforts and the efforts of teachers all year round, BKPP distributed gifts of appreciation to 10,000 New York area teachers. The organization visited schools like Islands Elementary PS 188 to recognize teachers who went above and beyond during the storms, and to put on kindness assemblies. PS 188 teachers were recognized for their efforts in buying blankets and providing hot meals to students during the storm.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” catches up with founder of the incredible “Be Kind People Project” Marcia Meyer in NYC right after one of her assemblies in Harlem to talk about the wonderful work and effort that her organization is doing in response to Hurricane Sandy, the wonderful show that her children put on, what motivated her to start her organization, and soo much more! Enjoy Kade Nation!!
Here is a great summary of the work “Be Kind People” and Marcia Meyer are doing:
WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR NYC & THE COUNTRY:
• BKPP will host IT’S COOL 2B KIND school assemblies that incorporate classical dance techniques, urban style, hip hop rhythms and slam poetry to communicate BKPP’s message in ways that kids find exciting, engaging and fun.
• TEACHERS will receive GIFTS OF APPRECIATION, which include heartfelt messages of thanks and colorful silicone sports watches reminding them that “every minute counts” when it comes to educating our children.
• CLASSROOM KINDNESS KITS will be provided to teachers containing tools for students to use and express kindness and give thanks to others.
• PARENTS & STUDENTS will be given materials to thank teachers for their dedication and hard work.
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS:
• BKPP will give students the opportunity to thank those who have helped with the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy by distributing 50,000 cards during their assemblies.
• BKPP is bringing 20,000 personal messages of encouragement for New York students from their peers in other cities, so they also know people are keeping them in their thoughts and prayers.
• There is also a drive for needed goods being organized to help in emotional and tangible ways.