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Kindness Club Community Art Festival

Saturday May 18, 2019

709 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102






Jennifer DeSantis

Phone: 505-415-4643
Website: Click to Visit

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A one day benefit event with live music, dancers, raffles, an interactive community mural and food trucks.

FlyerThe OT Circus is thrilled to host and facilitate this awesome community event to raise funds and awareness for all the good things The Kindness Club is doing in the ABQ public schools!

This event is one day only! Saturday May 18th from 12-4pm. There will be live music, dancers, raffles, an interactive community mural, and food trucks Stan’s Coffee & Scones, and The Munchie Truck!

It is the mission of The Kindness Club to: "Engage students of all ages through simple, yet powerful, challenges, activities, and art installations that build relationships while boosting social, emotional, and academic achievement."

"Using the power of kindness, hopes, dreams and optimism, our focus is reducing negativity, discipline issues, and the dropout rate by increasing student engagement."

"How do we teach kindness? It is not a common standard or chapter in a textbook. So, we need to ADD Acts of Kindness to the school day. Our special projects like: #ThankfulThursday Quick Gratitude CHALLENGE, DREAM Walls, 1,000 Thank Yous, Inspiration ROCKS, and Sidewalk Talk are a few examples of tools to engage students campus-wide."

"By participating in monthly culture-builder challenges, students find their voice & their power through this common mission, building new friendships along the way. They realize they can make a difference. They see they are important at school."

"Relationships are one of the strongest factors in students staying in school. Through intentional culture-building, students can develop stronger relationships with fellow students and teachers. These relationships provide helpful resources for students in need."

Find out more about this amazing endeavor:

See also: Arts Interview

The Art of Kindnesses

Small, positive overt acts of empathy

Kindness Club’s Take a Smile poster
photo by Clarke Condé
It was seeing the impact that small, positive, overt acts had on a school day that prompted Melinda Forward to begin the Kindness Club. Weekly Alibi sat down with her to talk about empathy and the role of small, positive things.

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