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:
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.!
A Leadership group that will be practicing SPORTSMANSHIP at an upcoming Rockford vs. Grandville girl’s basketball game. be nice.!
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.
Great Leadership group. Students have a lot of incredible stuff in store for their community this month. Shhhh…it’s a secret!!
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!
- August 15, 2013
Comstock Riverside Park
- July 8, 2013
*New Date, New Venue*
- May 20, 2013
be nice. flyover is featured on Woodtv's Daybreak
- May 17, 2013
2nd Annual "be nice" flyover is featured on WZZM 13
- April 17, 2013
"nice bench" event is featured on eightWest
- March 25, 2013
Channel 3 story on Ted Kennedy and Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaking at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids
- March 22, 2013
Christy appears on Fox 17 to talk about ways to get help if you or someone you know is depressed.
- December 21, 2012
The be nice. initiative was launched into Grand Rapids Public Schools on Wednesday with a be nice. workshop at Westwood Middle.
- December 20, 2012
Christy Buck is appears on WZZM 13 to discuss mental health awareness.
- December 20, 2012
The MHF Executive Director, Christy Buck is featured on WoodTV 8 speaking about the need for mental health awareness after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.