September update: Empathy strategies, KIND Schools Challenge, Youth Advisory Board, and more

September update

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Help us turn the tide in college admissions


We’re excited to announce a new high school-focused campaign as part of Turning the Tide, a collective national effort to reduce achievement pressure, promote ethical engagement, and improve equity in college admissions.

Are you a high school teacher or administrator? Join our campaign this fall!

In the news


Making Caring Common's research on kindness, empathy, sex education, and romantic relationships was featured in a range of publications. 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.

Join our research study on empathy strategies


During the 2017-2018 school year, we are working with middle and high school teachers to test one of two empathy-based approaches developed from our work with more than 150 schools in the last three years.

Join us! We are currently recruiting teachers for our Empathy Strategies initiative. If you are interested in learning more, please email research@makingcaringcommon.org by September 29, 2017.

Enter the KIND Schools Challenge


Middle- and high-school students nationwide are invited to submit a project to make their school community kinder and more inclusive as part of the KIND Schools Challenge hosted by Making Caring Common and The KIND Foundation.

We hope you'll share this opportunity with teachers and students! The deadline to enter is October 20.

Staff picks


Let's give a warm welcome to Danielle Holman, who is pursuing an Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching at HGSE while supporting Making Caring Common as our Youth Advisory Board Coordinator. Prior to attending HGSE, she worked as an admissions officer at Princeton University, where she received her bachelor's degree in Public Policy and minored in African American Studies and Teacher Preparation.

This month, Danielle is encouraging the MCC community to share the Youth Advisory Board application with high school students and teachers who are passionate about bringing kindness to their schools. Applications are due October 13.

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