Our Fearless Partners
Our goal is an ambitious one, and we know we can’t do it alone. We’ve engaged best-in-class partners to help us achieve our mission and continue to expand their work. From helping kids, parents and educators learn more about developing empathy, to running projects and campaigns that make it easy for them to stand up and take action, these organizations have been carefully selected to lend their expertise to BE FEARLESS BE KIND.
YSA encourages youth across the country to take action and act ASAP (Awareness, Service, Advocacy and Philanthropy). Through our sponsorship of the BE FEARLESS BE KIND #LEADASAP campaign, we are calling on youth in classrooms, clubs, youth groups and families to take the BE FEARLESS BE KIND #LEADASAP pledge and put their empathy into action through kind acts of service in their local and global communities.
Creative Visions promotes activism through the creativity of young people. We support the Rock Your World Curriculum as a part of the BE FEARLESS BE KIND program. It is a dynamic project-based curriculum that engages middle and high school students in the use of creative media to take informed action about issues they care about. From the BE FEARLESS BE KIND PSA to podcast production, Creative Visions is instrumental in creating inspiring pieces of content to activate a generation.
NO BULLY is an evidence based program that leverages student empathy to bring an end to all bullying. They are launching a Global Campaign to address Cyberbullying, geared toward the caring adults in the life of children to arm them with the tools they need to help children manage social media. Hasbro is a part of the steering committee along with Microsoft and AT&T.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.9 million athletes in 172 countries. The Unified Schools program empowers youth and educators to be leaders of change through inclusive playing and learning. We are helping to expand the Unified Schools program as a part of BE FEARLESS BE KIND through the creation and development of Unified Strategy for Schools Playbooks. These playbooks serve as a fully comprehensive set of resources that will be made available online for chapters and new schools. We’re is working to expand the program in our operating areas: San Paulo, Brazil; Mississauga, Canada; Pune, India; Bogota, Colombia; Milan, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; Uxbridge, UK; and in the United States: Renton, Washington; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; and Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Hasbro, in partnership with UNICEF, will be a sponsor of the World’s Largest Lesson which will enable and encourage schools and youth from around the world to take learn about the Global Goals (SDGs) and use the lessons as a catalyst for local community change making projects. The World’s Largest Lesson for classroom around the world creates, curates, and inspires content for students to learn about the Global Goals in school and establish the Goals as a framework for action.
The Great Kindness Challenge (January 22-26, 2018) provides a powerful tool that actively engages students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities in creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, unity, and respect. Hasbro is a presenting sponsor of the Family Edition and a supporter of the School Edition Great Kindness Challenge Toolkits.
Ashoka aims to build and cultivate a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker. We support, Start Empathy, a global collaboration of social entrepreneurs, educators, parents and students working to make empathy as essential as reading and math and education. The program supports student-powered learning projects and prioritizes empathy and changemaking in our schools. The team of experts at Ashoka Start Empathy produced a toolkit focused on empowering educators teaching elementary school children with a variety of activities and lesson plans that demonstrate and encourage empathy and kindness in action.
Hasbro’s founding partnership with generationOn, the youth service division of the Points of Light Institute is to inspire, equip and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service. generationOn provides access to a centralized resource to help youth become all they can be -leaders and problem solvers, successful students and active community members. As a part of BE FEARLESS BE KIND, generationOn will continue to develop resources, campaigns and recognition programs that support the inclusion and development of empathy and compassion in kids and teens.
The Middle School Kindness Challenge is a project of STAND for children. It is a unique collaboration among leading education organizations, distinguished teachers and acclaimed researchers. The Kindness Challenge aims to provide immediate access for middle schools across the country to high-quality kindness-building resources in the context of an exciting and innovative school-wide challenge that will incent meaningful participation by thousands of teachers and students.