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be nice. update!

Posted on: January 24, 2013, 12:24 PM


Here at the MHF, we have had many opportunities to spread the be nice. message! We have had an awesome start to the New Year!! Here are a few updates:

Where has be nice. been?

Since November, the be nice. message has spread through workshops and Leadership groups in the following schools, and has been met with a wonderful response:

River City Scholars

Here we rocked out our new and improved Elementary full-day workshop!! Such great kids; ready to learn!

North Godwin Elementary

Another great elementary workshop capped off with the entire school dancing to "What is Godwin’s Style?"!

East Grand Rapids High

This Leadership group is intense; their annual Kabookie week is coming up…they are ready to honor a previous classmate, tell his story, and point out the awesome connections his message has with be nice.!

Rockford High

A Leadership group that will be practicing SPORTSMANSHIP at an upcoming Rockford vs. Grandville girl’s basketball game. be nice.!

Grandview Elementary

Yet another wonderful elementary workshop full of enthusiasm, storytelling, personal pledges and an awesome all-school assembly!

Century Park Learning Center

Students made personal goals to be nice. in specific ways, and hung them on banners throughout the school.

Spring Lake High

The Leadership group, with help from the MHF, put on a sobering, intense assembly for the student body that got to the heart of the be nice. message…saving lives! What an amazing job you did!

Zeeland East/West Highs

Leadership groups currently formulating a plan for their all-school assemblies. Also, look for the Zealand be nice. Leadership FLOAT in the Tulip Time Parade!!

Westwood Middle (GRPS)

With help from Wingman from 105.3, we rocked out with Westwood style and really hammered home the importance of making good choices and the effect those choices can have on ourselves and others.

Grandville High

Great Leadership group. Students have a lot of incredible stuff in store for their community this month. Shhhh…it’s a secret!!

be nice. at the Bullying Summit

This month, the Foundation also had the honor of presenting at the Michigan Bullying Prevention Summit. We met Attorney General Bill Schuette and singer/songwriter/motivational speaker Keenan West, who are both doing big things to combat bullying. Christy Buck was a breakout speaker, and we made some exciting contacts with school leaders from all over the state! Lots of work to do! Stay tuned!

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