“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ― Mother Teresa
Synopsis: Kindness is often misrepresented as weakness, but the Speak Life program gives participants a new meaning to the word. In the Kindness program, students not only learn that they deserve kindness, but they learn to exhibit it to those around them, no matter what someone’s position is. Along with empathy, compassion, and respect, kindness is taught as a characteristic every person has rather than a life skill — they just have to unleash it. Speak Life staff will discuss the merits of kindness, how it is contagious, and the long-term plan every student can execute to show more kindness in their school, family, friendships, and community. The program also explores the ripple effect of kindness and how important it is.