The Kindness Campaign

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The Katelle Foundation launched The Kindness Campaign (TKC) in the spring of 2016 and has since been changing the way elementary schools approach social and emotional learning. TKC is a classroom focused initiative built on the premise that promoting a kinder pattern of behavior in our children will equip them with tools to navigate obstacles at home, at school and eventually in the workplace. TKC’s goal is to arm elementary counselors, teachers and students with engaging resources to promote a kinder tomorrow.

Through weekly SEL-based lessons and writing prompts, TKC promotes the phrase “I am enough”. The program guides students through exercises in self-affirmation, identifying emotions and developing empathy. TKC impresses the many benefits of being apart of a community of kindness.


Program

The Kindness Campaign provides a full school year of supplemental lessons and activities at absolutely no cost. All TKC curriculums are offered in Spanish and English and are SEL/TBRI aligned. We ask only for your honest feedback and ongoing commitment to creating a culture of kindness on your campus.
All TKC content features our mascot, Enoughie Buddy, who takes your learners on a journey of self-exploration and affirmation.
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Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kinder & First Grade:

Each Classroom receives:

  • Teacher Resource: Weekly stories with creative learning and mindfulness activities
  • Student TKC Coloring Books: Each learner receives a coloring book that follows the lesson of the week
  • Enoughie Buddy Plush Toy: The toy can be used during instruction or as a classroom incentive
  • Your campus will be eligible for a visit from our Enoughie Buddy Mascot!

Second – Fifth Grade:

Each Classroom receives:

  • Teacher Resource: Reflective writing journal guide
  • Student TKC Reflective Writing Journals: Each learner receives a journal with writing and creative prompts to encourage self-exploration
  • Enoughie Buddy Plush Toy: The toy can be used during instruction or as a classroom incentive
  • Your campus will be eligible for a visit from our Enoughie Buddy Mascot!
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Team

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Andra Liemandt

Andra Liemandt is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, drummer in an all-female band and most importantly, a mother to two precious girls. In 2013, she was stunned and heartbroken to learn that a friend’s 12-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullied at school. While the number of tween and teen suicides has steadily increased over the past five years, she was shocked at the lack of preventative resources for elementary schools to combat this sad reality.  In response, Andra created The Kindness Campaign (TKC). TKC is built on the foundation that if we teach children how to first be kind to themselves and then be kind to one another, we can change the peer-to-peer culture in schools and ultimately save lives.

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Nina Gilkerson

Nina Gilkerson started her career in corporate finance at JP Morgan, worked as a strategy consultant, and most recently served as COO of A Little Bundle. With a strong heart for children and history as a competitive swimmer, she co-founded the nonprofit Everybody Swims to provide underprivileged children in the NYC area access to free swim lessons. She has continued this service to children in the Austin area through her program Austin Swims, partnering with Helping Hand Home for Children and Austin Children’s Shelter. 
Through her work with children it became apparent that bullying is a sad reality for many who lack an understanding of their own self-worth and the power they hold to both harm and lift up others. Nina is passionate about influencing children to choose kindness from the start and putting an end to the vicious cycle of bullying.
Nina is thrilled to support the vision of Andra Liemandt and help carry out the mission of the Kindness Campaign.
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Lori Hobbie: Director of Community Engagement

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Jonathan Eggers: Special Projects 

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Joanna Lovejoy: Special Projects

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Dan McKenna: Board Member

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Donna Tryba:Board Member

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Jenny Mason:Board Member


Sponsors and Partners

Our Partners:

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors:

TKC Agent of Change

First Crossroads Group, LLC
Tracey Marshall

TKC Ambassador

Texas Women In Business (TWIB)

TKC Advocate

Consuela Style 

TKC Ally

Tai Lopez

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Press

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Special thanks to Texas Women in Business!!!

Visit Team Kindness this Friday and Saturday as we celebrate our collaboration with Consuela’s ten year anniversary!

Visit Team Kindness this Friday and Saturday as we celebrate our collaboration with Consuela’s ten year anniversary!

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