**UPDATE: Congratulations to the SWISD for being the only school district in the San Antonio, TX Region to be "Kindness Certified"!
10,493,866 Students participated
15,057 schools were involved
524,693,300 Acts of Kindness performed by the students
91 countries were involved
We are pleased to feature the following School Districts and Schools who are on their way to becoming "Kindness Certified." To become "Kindness Certified", a school must participate in the Great Kindness Challenge held each year in January. All the students are given a checklist of "Acts of Kindness" that they try to complete during the week. At the end of the week, all the acts are tallied and submitted to the Great Kindness Challenge Organization. In 2016, over 5 million children participated worldwide and completed 250,718,100 acts of kindness!
This year the Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) in San Antonio, Texas, is gearing up to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge being held January 23-27, 2017. All 17 schools are excited and participating and we will have more information on their success once the challenge is complete.
Kudos to Dr. Verstuyft and the other administrators for putting everything in place so the entire district could participate.
Here is a list of the SWISD individual schools participating:
McNair Middle School
McAuliffe Middle School
Resnik Middle School
Scobee Middle School
Big Country Elementary
Bob Hope Elementary
Elm Creek Elementary
Hidden Cove Elementary
Indian Creek Elementary
Medio Creek Elementary
Sky Harbor Elementary
Sun Valley Elementary
Spicewood Park Elementary
Southwest High School
9th Grade Campus
From the Northeast Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, the following schools have signed up to be Kindness Certified:
Serna Elementary School
"I encourage all schools, school districts and education centers to become Kindness Certified. In 2016, over 5 million children completed 250 million acts of kindness during the Great Kindness Challenge Week.
This year The Great Kindness Challenge will be held January 23-27, 2017. So you have plenty of time to register your school for free! Please encourage all of your kids to participate and you may even challenge a neighboring school to see who has more acts of kindness at the end of the week.
The purpose of this challenge is to foster an environment that will encourage kindness year around and discourage bullying.
Please visit www.greatkindnesschallenge.org to register and for more information. I am very honored to named one of the Kindness Ambassadors for the program and will help you in anyway to get started!" - Sharon M. Blacknall, Founder of Military Veterans Against Child Abuse