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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 3:33 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Mighty Kind is a print magazine for the next generation of global citizens and their grownups.

We celebrate world cultures, share big ideas and work toward making the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time. Each issue is full of illustrated stories, fun activities and actionable volunteer activities to inspire and empower kids to tap into their natural capacity to love and learn while having fun. Our high-quality, quarterly publication is geared toward readers ages 5-11 and those who love them.

I'm Nadine, founder and managing director of Mighty Kind. I've spent a lot of time dreaming up ways to teach my four kids about the importance of being kind. One day it dawned on me that kindness really comes from understanding. 

If you think about it, it is human nature to be afraid of or reject the things we don’t know or understand. But once we learn enough to find common ground with people different from ourselves, it’s much easier to learn to respect, and maybe even appreciate, what was once strange and uncomfortable. We can learn (and therefore teach) kindness!

So if I wanted to help my kids grow into the kind of people who saw differences as opportunities, I needed to help them take adventures into the unknown. 

As I found awesome ways to share things that were new, different, strange, foreign or exciting with my own kids, I realized I could share these resources to inspire other kids, too. Kids who might also want to be challenged to think outside the box. Kids who are looking for ways to do good in the world. 

With the help of an incredibly talented team, those ideas became Mighty Kind magazine, a guide to a kinder world, an activity book to encourage unity, a celebration of a world of similarities and differences—not just for my kids, but for all kids and the grown-ups who adventure this world with them!

I truly believe that we all have an incredible capacity for kindness. Children hold so much power to do good in their small hands. Being mighty isn’t about doing great things or big things but doing what you can with what you have, wherever you may be. Our goal is to empower them to do kind things on purpose because they've trained their brain and heart to look for those chances to understand and help others. There is no act of kindness too small that the world isn’t better for it. 

Issue 1 is complete and ready to go! It's 64 pages of engaging continent, impactful activities, and beautiful illustrations, designed with keepsake-durability in mind. Your contribution will fund the first print run and get this magazine out into the world. Beyond Issue 1, your support will also go toward developing and producing Issues 2 and beyond! 

Once our Kickstarter campaign is funded, we will set up an online store for future purchases and subscriptions. With Kickstarter campaigns, it is all or nothing! The only way to get Mighty Kind magazine to you and out into the world is through a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign. 

Kickstarter funds are needed for Issue 1 printing and distribution, operating expenses, and Issue 2 production as allocated below. Additionally, we need to account for the taxes and fees that will be assessed before we receive our funds from this campaign. 

In each issue of Mighty Kind, we plan to create and curate content based on four main pillars designed to teach, engage, and inspire.

1. Issue Theme: Each issue includes feature articles and activities that revolve around a shared human experience. In Issue 1, we explore greetings around the globe.

2. Global Cultures: Next we take a deeper look into the traditions and way of life in a specific country or region. The first issue highlights Mexico and includes maps, facts, recipes, notes from a traveling kid-reporter, a penpal, and more. 

3. The Big Idea: We then guide children through a personal growth concept to help them develop a positive sense of self. In Issue 1, we cover diversity—what it is, why it matters—and provide activities to engage curious minds. 

4. Service: Finally, we encourage children to take action through service and volunteer work. Issue 1 includes a guide for making DIY greeting cards and includes a list of organizations that collect cards on behalf of those in need of some cheer. In this section, we also highlight the good work of kids around the globe showing our readers that you don't have to be big to be mighty. 

Our core content is developed for children ages 5-11. We also have included a grown-up section for parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone seeking tools to support kids in developing empathy and cultural awareness.

We are a team of moms and friends who have combined our various expertise to bring this children's magazine to life. But a magazine would not be complete without a diverse and inclusive pool of talented contributors. We aim to curate content from far and wide and bring in perspectives far beyond our own so that the pages in Mighty Kind reflect the diversity we value so much. 

Nadine Fonseca-Austin, Texas 

Mother of four, type A entrepreneur, hair color chameleon, witty banter enthusiast, avid reader. 

"I'm thrilled to be at a point where we can share Mighty Kind with the world! Kindness will always be needed, so why not now?!"

Rachel Speirs-Oakland, California

Mom, Writer/Editor/Photographer, nature-lover, maker.

“I’m so inspired by the enthusiasm of kids. If anyone can make the world a better place, it’s them. This magazine brings out the best in us. I think kindness is catching and I’m here for it.”

Jennifer Foote-Provo, Utah

Wife, mother of two, designer, photographer, lover of sunshine and the outdoors.

"I've loved being a part of the creation of this magazine and am so excited to share it with everyone! I truly believe that a little bit of kindness can make a big difference and through our examples we can inspire our children and others to live mighty kind."

Corene Bingham-Lafayette, California

Wife, mom, outdoor adventurer, hat collector, lover of connecting with others in their own land and culture.

"I am beyond excited for what this magazine has to offer children. Bringing them together through kindness, service and a glance around the world is exactly what I love about it!"

Rachel Doman-Orem, Utah

Rainy day, ocean-loving California native, raising four kids in the mountainy desert. Book nerd with a bad case of wanderlust.

"So excited to be part of a magazine that promotes what I am always trying to teach my children- inclusion, kindness, selflessness, cultural appreciation, and open-mindedness!"

Summer Romney-Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mom of three, outdoor enthusiast, runner, Spartan competitor, copyeditor.

"I'm grateful to be part of this dynamic Mighty Kind team and am so excited about the goodness it is bringing to the world through life, connectivity, and color! I look forward to the publication and anticipate its potential impact on people—big and little alike!"

After the Kickstarter has ended and we are funded, we will email all backers an electronic form to send us necessary shipping information as well as instructions to redeem any digital rewards. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the Kickstarter has closed for rewards to be delivered. 

Mighty Kind has been a collaborative effort from the very start with dozens of illustrators from around the world, a handful of writers, some great follower submissions, family support, community experts, and we can't do it without you. So thank you. With your support we will be able to create many future issues of Mighty Kind magazine for years to come.

Risks and challenges

Over the last 7 months, we’ve worked to complete Issue 1 from cover to cover to ensure you’re backing a finished publication. It is ready to be printed and shipped. Because of this, every supporter who selects a reward level including a copy of Issue 1: Greetings, is guaranteed fulfillment if we are fully-funded. Kickstarter itself covers the risk for your pledges—if you pledge money and we miss our target you will not be charged.

If complications arise that effectively delay printing, fulfillment or shipping, we will be sure to notify you via email and keep you updated so you’re always in the loop.

We are excited about​ the future of Mighty Kind! Our subscription rewards and sponsorship benefits, however, are dependent upon a profitable business moving forward. Should Mighty Kind lack the resources to create future issues, subscription and sponsorship benefits may need to be discontinued.

We’ve minimized​ the risks and challenges for you the best we can and look forward to sharing many future issues of Mighty Kind.

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