Great Kindness Challenge


BKMS students will join over 18 million youth in 115 countries to create a kinder world. 

The world can use some extra kindness right now and BKMS is going to deliver! Bald Knob Middle School will participate in the 12th annual Great Kindness Challenge the week of January 23 - 27, 2023 and they enthusiastically invite our entire community to join in and cheer them on.

The Great Kindness Challenge, presented by the global nonprofit Kids for Peace, was launched with three Carlsbad, California schools in 2012 to address bullying and to foster connection, inclusion and compassion. The annual program has multiplied in enrollment each year, having grown to over 18 million students in 36,000+ schools, reaching across all 50 states and 115 countries. 

Schools and students are drawn to the program for its positive and proactive approach to creating kinder school climates through a simple checklist of intentional acts of kindness. The checklist will be distributed to students at the beginning of The Great Kindness Challenge week. Students will be encouraged to complete each kind act over the course of the week, as well as take part in additional community-building events and global service projects. 

While the excitement of The Great Kindness Challenge is enormous, it is the simple acts of kindness that prove to be the biggest hit. Some of the items on the checklist are: 

1. Smile at 25 people

2. Help your teacher with a needed task

3. Sit with a new group of kids at lunch. 

Big or small, every act of kindness makes a difference.  We can all help make a positive difference. Let’s join together, lift each other up, cheer each other on and do our part to create a kinder Bald Knob and a more compassionate world.

About The Great Kindness Challenge:
The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive and uplifting program that creates a culture of kindness in schools, communities and the world. Using a kindness checklist, schools and families are challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible. The School Edition is an annual one-week celebration during the last week of January. The Family Edition is year-round. 

Schools and families may get involved by signing up at no cost: