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Justina BryantBy Justina Bryant
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Justina BryantBy Justina Bryant
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About

Our Vision: 

We want to help schools develop a safe school environment for today's youth. An environment that emphasizes respect for others, promotes responsible decisions, creates a positive atmosphere, develops empathy, strengthens the school community and increases positive behaviors. 


The mission of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge is to empower youth to change their world with kindness. The 21 Day Kindness Challenge teaches today’s youth to be effective, caring and proactive leaders. Our vision is to bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to 250 schools during the 2017-18 school year – reaching more than 175,000 students and inspiring more than 2.5 million Acts of Kindness! 

Our Programs
Our Programs

The Big Picture: 

The 21 Day Kindness Challenge is a school-based program that encourages students, teachers, principals and staff to do five acts of kindness every day for 21 school days. The 21 Day Kindness Challenge results in school-wide culture change as they work together to achieve the common goal of spreading kindness. Programs are designed for three levels: elementary, middle school, and high school. Each program has specific age-appropriate activities to meet individual school’s needs. The 21 Day Kindness Challenge is a student-led program integrated with support from a kindness coach, lead teacher, principals and parent volunteers. 

Survey Results: 

Survey Results
Survey Results

 

Survey Results
Survey Results

The Impact: 

The 21 Day Kindness Challenge emphasizes respect for others, promotes responsible decisions, creates a positive atmosphere, develops empathy, strengthens the school community and increases positive behaviors. The impact the 21 Day Kindness Challenge will have on our world is priceless. We believe this program will create a positive chain reaction in our society. We believe that today’s youth can change their world; if we teach them how, show them how, and empower them to be kind – their world will be a better place to live.

Measurable Results
Measurable Results

How It Works: 

The 21 Day Kindness Challenge provides all the materials, curriculum, and support needed to run a successful challenge. Student leaders, run the program with assistance from a lead teacher or lead parent. The lead teacher (also known as a Kindness Coach) works with teachers, students, staff, parent volunteers, community members, and principals on their school campus. The Kindness Coach works with student leaders to kick off the 21 Day Kindness Challenge with a school-wide assembly that explains how the program works and generates enthusiasm for the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. 

At all school levels, students, teachers, staff, and principals receive Kindness Wristbands to wear during the 21 Day Kindness Challenge as a reminder to “Be Kind!” Materials also include campus posters, kindness cards, kindness strips, kindness boxes, recording tools, a step-by-step guide, a pre and post survey, online training and support, weekly kindness projects for student leaders, classroom kindness projects for teachers, home extension kindness projects to do for the community. All schools receive a completion award at the end of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. 

Elementary & Middle School Program:

For the elementary school and middle school programs, each school receives kindness boxes for classrooms, teacher’s lounge, library and main office. Every time a student, teacher, staff member, parent or principal witnesses an act of kindness, they write it down on one of the kindness strips provided and puts it in the kindness box. At the end of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge, the strips are linked together to create a Kindness Chain. The Kindness Chain represents the thousands of acts of kindness that took place at school during the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. Throughout the 21 Day Kindness Challenge, elementary and middle schools have the opportunity to do four age-appropriate weekly kindness projects – the project ideas and the curriculum are provided. 

K-6 Classroom Program Materials
K-6 Classroom Program Materials

 

21 Day Kindness Challenge: Classroom Edition is perfect for K-6 classroom teachers, youth groups, preschools, homeschools, etc.

This program is a four-week comprehensive program. Step-by-step weekly themed-based activities that emphasize kindness, caring, appreciation and gratitude. Students and teachers will develop the habit of being kind.

Package Includes: 

  • Classroom Kindness Program Guide 
  • Printable Journals for each of your students 
  • Weekly Themed Lessons 
  • Weekly Themed Projects 
  • Weekly Kindness Meetings 
  • Classroom Kindness Promise Poster 
  • Kindness Wristbands for you and your students (Qty 35) 
  • Kindness Strips (Qty 300) Online support
Elementary & Middle School Program Materials
Elementary & Middle School Program Materials

The Elementary & Middle School School-Wide Program offers schools a complete package that includes everything a person will need to run a comprehensive 21 Day Kindness Challenge. Our program package size will vary depending on the number participants. 

Program Materials: 

  • Kindness Challenge Guide 
  • Kindness Cards
  • Kindness Wristbands 
  • Classroom Kindness Boxes 
  • Kindness Strips to record Acts of Kindness 
  • Online Training Course & Support 
  • Weekly emails to ensure your Kindness Challenge is a success
  • Acts of Kindness Certificate for schools to display 
  • Access to our exclusive customer website
  • Customer support and ideas
  • Online support forum

Watch a news clip about the 21 Day Kindness Challenge

High School Program:

At the high school level, one or more student clubs run the 21 Day Kindness Challenge on campus with assistance from a lead teacher or lead parent. The student clubs are responsible for planning, announcing, running, and tallying the results of the 21 Day Kindness Challenge. In addition, student groups complete four Club Kindness Projects and organize four Kindness Project Meet-Ups for the entire school. Acts of kindness are recorded on social media sites via a hashtag, Record an Act of Kindness Cards, and on a Kindness O’Meter banner. 

High School Program Materials
High School Program Materials

The High School School-Wide Program offers schools a complete package that includes everything a person will need to run a comprehensive 21 Day Kindness Challenge. Our program package size will vary depending on the number participants.

Program Materials: 

  • Kindness Challenge Guide 
  • Act of Kindness Cards 
  • Spotted Act of Kindness Cards
  • Kindness Wristbands 
  • Classroom Kindness Boxes 
  • Kindness O' Meter Banner 8' x 2.5' 
  • Kindness Promise Banner 8' x 2.5' 
  • Kindness Campus Poster - printable 
  • Acts of Kindness Certificate for schools to display 
  • Online Training Course & Support Weekly emails to ensure the 21 Day Kindness Challenge is a success
  • Access to our exclusive customer website. 
  • Customer support and ideas
  • Online support forum

Watch this documentary created by high school students about the 21 Day Kindness Challenge

We need your help to make it happen!

The average cost to provide the comprehensive four-week program is $1 per student. This cost includes all the curriculum, training, material, data reports, and Kindness Coach support necessary to run a successful program. We recognize that our schools have limited resources to provide additional programs for students. We want to keep the cost of the program as low as possible. We are launching this Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funding for schools. Your support will help us provide the 21 Day Kindness Challenge in schools around the nation, and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students.

Risks and challenges

The 21 Day Kindness Challenge does not have a monopoly on spreading kindness – and that is a good thing! We have researched many different organizations that spread kindness among students and communities. What we have found is that the more often a student is exposed to the concept of kindness and empathy, the more likely he or she is to emulate that desired behavior.

The 21 Day Kindness Challenge is unique because our program empowers students to lead and implement the program at their school. The 21 Day Kindness Challenge is intentionally designed to be student-led; we believe the peer to peer relationship creates a stronger, more long lasting result. We focus on developing leadership skills among students while simultaneously promoting kindness. We provide an in-depth curriculum to encourage a shift in attitude and empathy.

The 21 Day Kindness Challenge, Inc. is led by Justina Bryant, President/Founder, and Christy Tall, Vice President. Both Justina and Christy are engaged parents and educational advocates with a strong understanding of the social, emotional and educational needs of children.

Combined, Christy & Justina make an incredible duo. We are social entrepreneurs with a passion for making a difference in people's lives across the country and around the world. We are leveraging our unique expertise and dedication to help reduce bullying, and more importantly, to empower our collective children to change their world through kindness.

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    Spread Kindness.

    "Above all else, be kind to others." – Anonymous

    If you can’t contribute too much monetarily... No Worries! You can help by sharing information about the 21 Day Kindness Challenge KICKSTARTER campaign on your social media channels, send out an eMail or heck, pick up the phone and call grandma.

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    A Simple Act.

    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop

    With your $15 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
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    Speak Kindly.

    "Speak with kindness, always." ~ Robin Williams

    With your $25 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
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    Perfect Kindness.

    “Perfect kindness acts without thinking.” ~ Lao Tuz

    With your $75 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
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    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
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    Kindness Crusader.

    “It takes guts to be kind & gentle.” ~Anonymous

    With your $100 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

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    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
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    Change Agent.

    “Real kindness seeks no return."~ Tiruvalluvar

    With your $250 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
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    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
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    Kindness Investor.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

    With your $350 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    Includes:
    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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    Echoes of Kindness.

    “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.” ~ Mother Teresa

    With your $500 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    Includes:
    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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    From the Heart.

    "Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all." ~ Aristotle

    With your $700 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    **School Program Package delivery will be arranged with school site.

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
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    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
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    True Believer.

    “I believe in the magic of kindness.” Mystic Sounds.

    With your $900 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    **School Program Package delivery will be arranged with school site.

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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    Kindness Fighter.

    “A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.” ~ William John Bennett

    Your $1,000 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    **School Program Package delivery will be arranged with school site.

    Includes:
    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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    World Changer.

    “Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi

    With your $2,000 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    **School Program Package delivery will be arranged with school site.

    ***SKYPE call to be arranged.

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    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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    Kind Hearted.

    "I believe today's youth can change the world." -
    Justina Bryant

    With your $3,500 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    *Site visit to be arranged.

    **School Program Package delivery will be arranged with school site.

    Includes:
    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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    Kindness Champion.

    “Kindness begins with me.” - Anonymous

    With your $5,000 pledge, we will bring the 21 Day Kindness Challenge program to more schools and here is what you get in return…

    *Site visit to be arranged.

    **School Program Package delivery will be arranged with school site.

    Includes:
    • Your name added to wall of kindness on 21daykindnesschallenge.org
    • Kindness Strip on our Twitter kindness chain #KickStarterKind
    • ‘Be Kind Badge’ for you to post on your social media channels
    • Thank you email
    • A link to our 21 Day Kindness Challenge playlist on Spotify
    • Be Kind sticker
    • Be Kind wristband
    • A thank you note from a student
    • Be Kind T-Shirt
    • We will perform an act of kindness on your behalf
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