March update: High schoolers share their stories, staff pick, MCC in the news

March 2018 update

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In the news

Making Caring Common's Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign was featured in a wide range of publications this past month as was our research on sexual harassment, raising caring children, and bullying. Read more:

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#YourStoryIsMine: In conversation with the 2017 KIND Schools Challenge winners

How do you go from a leadership class marked by division and distrust to a movement to bring people together around shared experiences?

2017 KIND Schools Challenge winners #YourStoryIsMine recently shared their story at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Alumni of Color Conference—and we took the opportunity to sit down with students Alan McCullough, Felton Morrel, and Christopher Wright, their teacher Amy Donofrio, and their mentor Jay Harris to learn more about how their project has evolved over the past year and what their hopes are for the future.

Highlights from the national launch of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign

Thank you to the 140+ Early Leader schools who joined the national launch of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign. We're thrilled to have you on board and we're looking forward to supporting your work in the months ahead.

If you missed the launch, there's still time to join the campaign, which is mobilizing schools to help young people create a better world. Get started by watching MCC faculty director Rick Weissbourd make an impassioned call to action, checking out our Early Leader photo album, and reading how parents can get involved. We hope you'll join us!

Staff Pick: Middle School Kindness Challenge

Bene Webster joined the Making Caring Common team last September as an Empathy Strategies in Schools Intern. As a former teacher and an Ed.M. candidate in human development and psychology with a concentration in child advocacy at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bene is excited to recommend the Middle School Kindness Challenge, which provides access to research-based tools and resources, free of charge, to those who want to incorporate kindness into the school day and make kindness a practical, commonplace skill.

Fun fact: The Middle School Kindness Challenge includes strategies from Making Caring Common.

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