Kindness is Key at Genesee!
(and around the world!)
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Genesee Elementary School's
Kids With Pride Group
Genesee Kids With Pride are doing a kindness project with every classroom at Genesee, as well as other classes in our school district and area. Two years ago we received money from an anonymous donor. We decided to use this money to spread kindness by creating kindness boxes that contained a copy of the book "Beautiful Hands," by Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten, tootsie pops, kindness wristbands and two kindness cards we created for each member of the class. Because our school has been the recipient of many donorschoose.org grants, we decided to give each class a $10 gift certificate to support a classroom project on donorschoose.org. We are so excited to do acts of kindness and see acts of kindness spread around our school, community and world!
Genesee's Odyssey of the Mind team is participating in Odyssey Angels, a program of Odyssey of the Mind in which team members solve a problem in the community. The problem we decided to solve is people not really knowing about other people around the world, and not doing kind acts as often as they could. We wrote a letter to the Columbian Foundation asking for $500. With this money, we purchased copies of the book "Beautiful Hands" by Kathryn Otoshi, wristbands that say "Kindness is Key," Tootsie Pops and gift cards to support Kiva projects, which are loans to help people in poverty start a business. We contacted Odyssey directors in other countries and asked if they could connect us with a team in their country that might like to participate in our kindness project.We sent kindness boxes to Odyssey of the Mind teams in Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, as well as to four teams in the United States, asking them to do acts of kindness and report back to us what they did.
Date Last Updated: June 12, 2018