April update: Power of young people, cycle of kindness, news, and more

April newsletter

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Power to the (Young) People: In conversation with MCC's Youth Advisory Board


In light of recent media coverage of student organizing and activism, we were curious to hear what members of our Youth Advisory Board think about their power as young people and what they believe is missing from the national conversation.
 

In the news


In April, Making Caring Common's research on raising caring children was featured online, on TV, and on the radio. Read more:

For more information and resources, check out our website, and be sure to follow Making Caring Common on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation online.
 

Caring Schools #CommonGood: We all need to do more and do better


"We all need to do more and we all need to do better in preparing young people to be constructive community members and engaged and ethical citizens." —Richard Weissbourd

Through the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign, we are working with schools across the country and around the world to do just that. Learn more and join us by August 1.
 

Creating a cycle of kindness at George Washington Middle School


How are students at George Washington Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa creating a cycle of kindness? Read about their work as part of the KIND Schools Challenge.
 

Staff picks: Professional development at HGSE and Dean's Challenge finalists


Becca Conner, an Ed.M. candidate in human development and psychology, joined the Making Caring Common team last September as an Empathy Strategies in Schools Intern. This month, Becca recommends the professional development program "Post-Secondary Success: In Schools, Communities, and Families," led by Professor Mandy Savitz-Romer. The four-day program this summer will help educators bridge the gap between research on postsecondary success and their own practice.

Becca would also like to congratulate the Dean's Challenge finalists, who have been working with the Making Caring Common team to refine strategies for promoting empathy and reducing bullying in secondary schools. We're looking forward to sharing their work with schools during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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