West School New Canaan, CT - October 2017

Teaching kindness in schools seems more important than ever before. Research shows us that by performing acts of kindness, both adults and kids experience a ‘helpers high’, or good feelings.  This activates areas in the brain that are connected to happiness, social connection and trust.  Feeling connectedness and trust has shown to be strong factors in increasing happiness in kids.

“Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it.  Kindness is best learned by feeling it, so that they can reproduce it.” (Patty O’Grady, PhD)

With this in mind, we spent an exciting morning at West School in New Canaan, and kicked off the school year with a presentation and craft session with the ‘kids care’ club.  It was wonderful to discuss the importance of kindness, and brain storm ideas on all the different ways the kids can be kind at school, in the community, with family and to self.  The kids kindly decorated our B kind donation bags, and generously provided a wonderful assortment of dry food goods and toiletries (to be donated at a local shelter for the homeless).

Kindness starts with you !

Trinity College - Kappa Kappa Gamma B kind Club

  WORLD KINDNESS DAY NOV. 13, 2015 - So this week we are doing random acts of kindness all around campus and having full participation in our chapter.  We have designed cover photos that we all changed to on Facebook, we are putting up post-it notes all around campus with nice sayings, spreading around “Pay it forward” cards, and each pledge class is doing their own random act of kindness (for example, my pledge class is buying X amount of coffees for people at one of the coffee shops).