What does it mean to be
STRONG & KIND?
The applicant organization's 2014 summer program must expose youth to a variety of disciplines and holistic experiences including: academics, arts (visual and performing), athletics, community and team building, healthy living, nutrition and wellness. In addition, applicant organizations were required to submit a project plan that brought to life what it means to be STRONG & KIND as evidenced in the below pledge tenets (found at strongandkind.com
). Watch video from grant award winner LA Youth Network here
- Having the courage to be kind when others may not (e.g. a lesson plan guiding kids on how to make kinder decisions and highlighting figures throughout history who have been strong and kind)
- Looking out for those who can't lookout for themselves (e.g. a trust exercise where one youth is blindfolded and another youth has to guide them through a maze)
- Standing up when others would rather stand out (e.g. a group discussion where youth share moments they stood up for someone else, even when it wasn't the "cool" thing to do.)
- Leaving your world a kinder place than you found it (e.g. a community service activation)