Students, teachers, parents, and all members of the community are invited to “Rise & Shine,” a FREE online coffee experience on Tuesday, April 28 at 9 a.m. MST.
During the 30-minute virtual showcase, guests will be wowed with performances by THE BE KIND CREW and inspired by the morning’s emcees Lady Caress and Javi Star. The event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee) and the dress code is sweatpants (yes, sweatpants).
This is an opportunity to catch up with The Be Kind People Project as they have been hard at work filling the social and emotional gaps with positive and values-based programs for students and their families as students transition their learning from their classrooms to at home.
“Teachers have done an amazing job of transitioning to work with their students to continue learning at home. And parents are heroes as they have taken on multiple roles,” said Bo Whittenton, Chief Programs and Chief Kindness Officer. “We miss seeing students, too, and this is THE BE KIND CREW’s way of giving kids and adults alike an uplifting BE KIND Break in the day.”
The virtual event replaces an in-person event that was scheduled for the same date. The Be Kind People Project’s MAKE a DIFFERENCE May initiative continued even as the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. “We define kindness as intentionally extending good to others,“ said Marcia Meyer, CEO. “Recognizing the needs of others and responding with empathy and positive actions will help communities around the nation continue to work together for the common good of all.”
On Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m., The Be Kind People Project will deliver 800 BE KIND Care Packs and more than 2,000 other bulk toiletry and personal care items to the Human Services Campus in Phoenix for distribution to individuals experiencing homelessness. Overall, the effort will provide bags and toiletries for 3,000 individuals total to the HSC and other service agencies
MAKE a DIFFERENCE MAY is done in partnership with Thunderbirds Charities. It is the offshoot of a student initiative begun in December 2019 to focus on the importance of student involvement in the community. The effort included BE KIND City assemblies, the MAKE a DIFFERENCE student essay contest (results to be announced on May 15) and a Socks ‘n Suds School Donation Drive. The drive had to cease in March because of the COVID-19 school closures, but The Be Kind People Project re-grouped and collaborated with community partners, including the Smile Generation Dental Clinics, to purchase or receive donations of over 25,000 personal care items to for those experiencing homelessness.
Guests will leave the “coffee” feeling energized and learn just how important kindness is in our world right now.
Click here for more information and the link to join in the fun on April 28th.