Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
The Be Kind People Project™, a national nonprofit dedicated to honoring the 6.2 million teachers in America, will launch a major initiative to “Thank Every Teacher in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Kansas City” during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11). Through these citywide efforts, The Be Kind People Project hopes to spark a national movement to recognize teachers while reducing bullying and inspiring kindness among students.
During the week of May 7-11, The Be Kind People Project will collaborate with Teach For America to bestow gifts of appreciation on thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles, Phoenix and Kansas City, Missouri metro areas. In Los Angeles and Phoenix, these gifts will be hand-delivered in a custom-wrapped Be Kind People Project™ school bus to every teacher at a school with a Teach For America corps member.
To encourage kindness, BEE KIND stickers and Thank You cards for students to share with classmates will also be distributed. Additionally, free e-cards will be available at The Be Kind People Project’s website (bekindpeopleproject.org) for anyone to download and send electronic expressions of gratitude to teachers.
“America’s teachers are real heroes!" said The Be Kind People Project’s Founder Marcia Meyer. “They deserve a special acknowledgment during Teacher Appreciation Week. We hope that parents and students alike will take a moment to express their gratitude by saying ‘Thanks’ for a job well done. We are excited to be collaborating with Teach For America on this important goal and hope that, together, we can ensure that everyone in our community appreciates the essential contributions teachers make to our children’s futures.”
She continued, “There has been a great deal of justifiable concern in every community about bullying in our schools. In response, we have begun delivering elements of our national ‘Classroom Kindness Programs’ to schools across the U.S. We believe this positive approach will help reduce bullying by teaching students how to communicate respectfully and treat one another with kindness.”
About The Be Kind People Project
The Be Kind People Project™ is an Arizona-based nonprofit dedicated to thanking our nation’s teachers, developing kindness education programs, and combating bullying by igniting the power of kindness in schools across the U.S. The organization’s dual mission is to instill the concept of intentional kindness in students and to honor the 6.2 million teachers who bring their consummate skills and selfless devotion to our nation’s classrooms. To learn more about The Be Kind People Project and how to get involved, please visit TheBeKindPeopleProject.org and follow us on Facebook facebook.com/TheBeKindPeopleProject.
About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today more than 9,000 corps members are teaching in 43 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 24,000 alumni are working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook facebook.com/teachforamerica and Twitter twitter.com/teachforamerica.