Bullying and Tolerance

Embracing Diversity

What are you doing? More than ever, kids and teens need to learn about and practice identifying and valuing difference. Embracing Diversity is an interactive activity to help children recognize and appreciate differences. Youth will explore the importance of diversity and its significance within their community. Kids will categori ze different objects and discuss how those different characteristics can be used to describe the unique qualities...Read more

Practicing Empathy

What are you doing? Practicing Empathy is an activity that teaches children how to build their emotional literacy and practice perspective taking, two of the core building blocks of empathy. This activity will help children to create stronger emotional connections with each other, building empathy that they can then put into practice when completing service projects. Why does it matter? Empathy is a set of skills that involves the practice of...Read more

Friendship Bench

What You Are Doing: The Arrowhead Kids Care Club from East Setauket, NY aspired to combat bullying and make their playground a more inclusive space. They built a Friendship Bench to encourage students to meet new people and establish meaningful friendships. Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is bullied every year. [1] Youth can be bullied based on their looks, body shape, race or simply because of the way they act or the...Read more

Birthday Boxes

What are you doing? Help a child celebrate his/her birthday by donating birthday boxes to kids in foster care or shelters. Why does it matter? Birthday Parties are the best! Everyone deserves to be celebrated on his/her birthday. But, for the over 400,000 kids in foster care and close to 2 million kids living in shelters or on the streets in the U.S., birthdays are often forgotten [1] [2] . But you can help change that and spread a little joy to...Read more

Making and Celebrating New Friendships

What You Are Doing: The Community Action generationOn Service Club from New York, NY held a lunchtime event at their school to foster inclusion, create new friendships and combat bullying. Participating youth were tasked with sitting with someone new and were given thought-starters to prompt conversation. Help others feel included and make new friends by putting together a similar event! Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is...Read more
A Lemonade Difference

A Lemonade Difference!

Lemonade stands or other beverage stands are a great way to raise extra money for many different causes. Set up your stand at a sports event, tag sale, park or wherever thirsty neighbors are likely to walk by. Let them know who you are (make posters with the name of your Kids Care Club) and what cause you are supporting with the change they will give you for their drink purchases. Having flyers on hand to give out when requested, explaining the...Read more
Penny Power

Penny Power!

One penny will not buy much but thousands of pennies can make a difference! Do you want to earn a significant amount of money in a short period of time to implement projects or support a cause? Organize a Kids Care Clubs Penny Power! collection.Read more
Spread the word

Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word refers to the r-word - retard. This effort, spearheaded by the Special Olympics and Best Buddies International, wants to replace that r-word with the r-word respect. Spread the Word to End the Word was created by youth with and without intellectual disabilities who participated in the Special Olympics Global Youth Activation Summit at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The campaign promotes the positive...Read more
Be a buddy

Be a Buddy - Walking Buddy

Organize a walk, including disabled kids and kids without disabilities at your school or in your town, to raise money for kids with disabilities. You could fundraise for a family in your town (check with your local social services, or your local department of children and family services for a disabled child in foster care), or donate to a camp or local group home for the disabled!Read more
Puppet Show

Be a Buddy - No More Bullies Puppet Show

No body deserves to be bullied! Put on a puppet show to teach others how to stop bullying!Read more

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