Kindness is in the Cards for Schools this Fall
Better World International gamifies kindness for students through The Good Cards
The gamified app-based program engages students in inspiring a culture of kindness.
This culture doesn't create itself. Just ask Corey Harnish, CEO of BWI, "It's time we stop talking about the problems and start providing the tools to initiate positive change," Harnish says.
"That's the foundation of The Good Cards initiative — proactivity. This program is designed to catalyze inclusive communities and help inspire students to come together, from elementary to university."
The initiative is doing just that this fall with:
• Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine's activation: Students of the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine will participate in a program where they use The Good Cards to cultivate compassion on campus. Students receive a mission to spend time with their pets/animals, share a story in the app, and encourage a friend to do the same – keeping the ripple effect of kindness going.
• The Kindness Campaign's "KIND5": This high school workshop engages students in the five pillars of TKC's program in connection with Matthew McConaughey's organization, Just Keep Livin' (JKL). This fall, KIND5 will be using The Good Cards as one of their activations for students, starting them on a journey to do good from themselves - experiencing the power of kindness firsthand before they go out in the world and share it with others.
• Rocky Mount Elementary School (VA): The Good Cards were distributed to fifth graders this year to provide a fun and interactive way to practice kindness and service to one another. The Good Class lessons have been a nice connection with our overall mission to spread kindness in our school.
Adryanna Drake, Counselor at the KSU College of Veterinary medicine, explains the benefits of participating in The Good Cards initiative, "Getting outside of yourself and supporting others may be the ultimate self-care act. The Good Cards create an opportunity to bring veterinary students out of the intense academic responsibilities, connect with others, improve their sense of community and their mental health."
"We measure the success of The Good Cards by its ability to positively touch lives and inspire others to spread kindness," Harnish explains. "Needless to say, we are encouraged by the nearly 50 schools we have partnered within the last year, as well as all the requests coming in."
"And this is just the beginning," he continues. "We will keep working with today's youth to create positive and inclusive communities that further our goal of bringing more happiness into this world." Learn more: https://thegoodcards.com (https://www.thegoodcards.com/