history

The History of Kind Campus:

Kind Campus  (formerly  Kind Kids),  which began in 2007 in four elementary schools, has now been adopted by over 300 schools, involving more than 180,000 students, worldwide. This includes over 180  schools in southern Arizona, 17  schools in the metropolitan Phoenix area, 60  schools in Connecticut and New York, and 56  schools in other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. The Ben’s Bells Project has never solicited participation; each school participating in the  Kind Campus  program has independently initiated their school’s involvement. Qualitative evidence points to the program’s potential effectiveness: “I truly believe that the  Kind Campus  Program has created a new culture of kindness [at our elementary school]. Many students, parents, teachers and administrators can ‘feel’ the difference!” A middle school Kindness Coordinator wrote, “This program has truly changed the culture of our school. Many of our feeder elementary schools also participate, and the difference in the students’ behavior is amazing and noticeable.”