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6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future

by Growing Communities for Peace
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future
6,000 Kids Build a Compassion-Smart Future

Summary

Every day 44,000 people become refugees due to climate change, war, etc. Half are children. Incredibly, many people don't care! Creating a compassionate point-of-view toward others and stimulating kind actions by children is a clear solution. Our new kids' book inspires kindness toward newcomers, including the new kid in school, as well as immigrants, and refugees. With your help 3,000 parents, grandparents, and librarians will influence attitudes of their kids -- our future decision-makers.

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Challenge

Who are we? Whether or not people are warmly welcomed in a new location or maligned and mistreated, fundamentally comes down to the attitude of each individual they encounter. These attitudes are formed as children learn and grow, and become laws when they are decision-makers. Hate and indifference have no place in our complicated world. Our work is to provide resources that change hearts, minds, and ultimately future governments, by educating children in empathy, compassion, and more today.

Solution

This children's book, "Immigrant, Refugee, & Stranger -- The Barnyard Buddies Meet a Newcomer," influences children to hold compassion in their hearts as they use critical thinking to understand, and determine best action around any issue. Children learn that including compassion in their decision-making is critical. Because it uses loveable animals and has an extensive Parent and Teacher Guide with activities and discussion questions, children's hearts are touched and the learning is for life.

Long-Term Impact

"If we are to have real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children," said Gandhi. We agree. Since attitudes of adults are difficult to change, we provide guidance for young kids, both residents, and those coming to our country. They learn to interact with others with kindness as a prerequisite, not an afterthought. This learning sinks deeply into their hearts and minds, and will influence their behaviors as culture-creating teens and adults. This is especially important today.

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Organization Information

Growing Communities for Peace

Location: Lindstrom, MN - USA
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Twitter: @smarttools4life
Project Leader:
Julie Penshorn
Lindstrom, MN United States

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