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Building Kind Schools and Communities


Our Partners:

Rice County Mental Health Collective – “Mental Health is a public health issue.  That’s our main message.  As a society, as a community, we need to give as much emphasis to our mental health as we do to our physical health.  A public health model includes promoting positive health, preventing illness, and providing quality, accessible care and treatment when we are ill.”

PeaceMaker Minnesota – “PeaceMaker provides schools committed to teaching social emotional skills and ensuring a safe learning environment a framework for success and support in developing greater resources for their work. PeaceMaker provides individuals and organizations opportunities for helping kids in their communities learn things like cooperation, kindness, respect, and positive conflict resolution skills.”

OutFrontMN – “OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.”

I Declare World Peace – “The I Declare World Peace project is the world’s largest ever art project / sort-of-science experiment. There is nothing to register for or to join. Participation is free and at will. While the I Declare World Peace project morally supports and encourages the efforts and goals of every other well-intentioned peace promoting endeavor, our project is based on principles of the “do less and accomplish more” variety. So, the I Declare World Peace project requires almost nothing of those who choose to participate in it – we ask only that you periodically think the affirmation “I Declare World Peace” and from time to time post it and otherwise promote the affirmation on social media and elsewhere.”


Bullying info and prevention:

http://www.stopbullying.gov – info and resources for youth, parents and educators

http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/ – good info on bullying and it’s prevention

http://www.bullypolice.org/ – rates bullying prevention laws in every state and has lots of helpful links at the bottom of page

http://prevnet.ca/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx – resources and info for students, parents and educators

http://maine.gov/education/bullyingprevention/index.shtml – Maine’s best practice approach to bullying prevention (the pdf guide is very good)

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Learning_Support/Safe_and_Healthy_Learners/Safe_Learners/Bullying_Prevent_Res/index.html- Minnesota Dept. of Education’s info on bullying prevention

http://pathwayscourses.samhsa.gov/index.htm – online courses (for CEU’s) for suicide and for bullying prevention

www.tolerance.org  -  lots of ideas for parents, students and teachers

http://www.partnersagainsthate.org/educators/resources.html – Partners against hate resources for educators- lots of links

http://www.eyesonbullying.org/ -info, resources and a toolkit to address bullying for educators

http://www.championsagainstbullying.com/educators.html  – site has info and resources for students, parents and educators

http://www.antibullying.net/aboutus.htm – info and resources for students and adults

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk  – info and resources for students and adults

http://www.bullying.co.uk –info and resources for students and adults

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/bullies_classroom_community.html – lesson plans for bullying prevention

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/ – resources, info and activities for youth, parents and educators

http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/resources/resources.html – lesson plans and resources for students and educators

http://www.bullyingprevention.org/index.cfm/ID/22 -bullying prevention resource guide

http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/ – tips and info for parents and educators

http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au – check out all of the tabs for lots of info, resources and ideas for students, educators and parents

http://www.sacsc.ca/Resources_School.htm#BullyingPreventionSeries – many resources lesson plans, info and links for creating a safe and caring school

http://www.sacsc.ca/students.htm#YouthAction – Resources for student action

http://www.b-free.ca/home/index.html – info, stories and resources mostly for youth

www.bullying.org – lots of info and resources for youth and adults, including support groups for those dealing with bullying

http://www.caringandcourageouskids.com – resources and info

http://www.bravesociety.org   -resources and info


Cyber bullying:

www.netsmartz.org – info and resources about cyberbullying for youth and adults

www.cyberbullyhelp.com – info and resources on cyberbullying for students and adults

http://www.digizen.org/ – info and resources on cyberbullying and social networks for students, parents and educators

http://www.cyberbullying.ca/ -info on cyberbullying (Canada)

http://www.childnet.com/ -resources and info for youth and adults on safe internet use

http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying?gclid=CPqU9I6BopQCFQqyEAod0ildtA – info on cyberbullying

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html – info for students, parents and educators on cyberbullying

http://www.cyberbullying.us/research.php –  Cyberbullying Research Center


Social and Emotional Learning:



Bullying/Violence Prevention Programs:


Media literacy:

http://www.mediaed.org/wp/handouts-articles – handouts on media literacy






http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001492/149278E.pdf  – Media education kit for educators, students and parents







Service Learning:

http://learningtogive.org/papers/paper1.html -background info about service learning


http://volunteermaine.org/blog/youth-voice-in-service-learning-projects -making the most of service learning by listening to youth



http://www.search-institute.org/system/files/service-learning-community-based-organizations.pdf -Service-Learning in Community-Based Organizations


http://www.thefli.org – The Future Leaders Institute


http://www.servicelearning.org/slice – service learning ideas

http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/CommunityServiceIdeas.pdf   -366 community service ideas


http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/Templates/Generic.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID={69F1D6B6-C70D-4451-96F5-FF4FAA6D699A}&NRORIGINALURL=%2fMSDE%2fprograms%2fservicelearning%2fschool_improvement&NRCACHEHINT=Guest#Bullying –service learning ideas

http://www.ripon.edu/offices_resources/oce/ServiceLearningProjectIdeas.htm – service learning ideas

http://kaboom.org/build_playground/side_projects/service_learning_activity_guide – service learning ideas

http://www.goodcharacter.com/SERVICE/service.html -example service learning projects

http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/pdfs/svclearn.pdf -sample service learning projects

http://www.uen.org/k12student/service_ideas.shtml -service learning ideas

http://www.gotoservicelearning.org – Ideas and lesson plans for service learning projects for all ages

http://www.aspcapro.org/community-service-and-service-learning-p.php -ideas for service learning involving helping animals (caring for an animal is a good way to teach/develop empathy)

http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/students/humane_academy/service_learning_ideas.html -more ideas for service learning involving helping animals

http://www.lvc.edu/community-service/55%20Environmental%20Service-Learning%20Projects.pdf –service learning ideas pertaining to the environment

http://www.eeweek.org/resources/service_learning -links to more environmental service learning projects

http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Community-Service-Ideas-for-Kids.aspx# -service learning ideas



http://tandis.odihr.pl/documents/hre-compendium/rus/CD%20SEC%202%20ENV/II_17_2_%20ENG.pdf –lesson plans, ideas for service learning and reflection involving human rights

http://www.goodcharacter.com/SERVICE/webresources.html -links to more service learning websites