Recent Projects and Events
2017 Children's Grove Photography Contest
"All in this Together"
Children's Grove, through visual reminders throughout Boone County, reminds each of us of the importance of kindness, respect and inclusivity. Our goal is to place a Kindness Tree or Butterfly Bench at every public and private school. We encourage sponsorship toward this goal.
Preschool Kindness Curriculum
With your help, we can continue to GROW Kindness in Boone County
through our education and arts programs by:
K indling positive behaviors through the creation of Kindness Libraries for kids
I nspiring kindness by facilitating Kindness Curriculum Workshops for preschool teachers
N etworking with other organizations to build awareness about the mental health challenges our youth face
D edicating Kindness Trees and Butterfly Friendship Benches at schools and businesses
N urturing opportunities for self-realization through arts programs in Columbia/Boone County
E ducating youth and adults in Mental Health First Aid
S parking a kindness culture in our schools through the Youth Kindness Ambassador program
S afeguarding our children by creating a public children’s garden dedicated to the mission of building a culture where they will thrive
Children's Grove is Growing Kindness in our Community
One of the goals of Children’s Grove is to provide artistic opportunities for children and adults, believing that the arts provide an avenue for expressing the inexpressible, and by allowing that expression, our mental and emotional well-being and health are enhanced.
The mission of Children's Grove is to inspire a culture of kindness and to support the mental and emotional
well-being of our youth
2017 Children's Grove Kindness Libraries were delivered to local schools on World Kindness Day, November 13.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
April 13. 2019 See us at the Columbia Farmer's Market, Parkade Plaza, 9 to noon
April 20 - 28, 2019 Kindness Week Celebration
April 20 Unbound Book Festival. We will have an information table in the
vendor area and an activity table in the children's area.
April 22 Kindness Ambassador Recognition at the Riechmann Center in
Stephen's Park. Come see Mayor Treece give the Kindness Week
Proclamation. 5:00 p.m.
April 23 Kindness Tree dedication at Russell Blvd. School 2:00 p.m.
April 23 Kindness Ambassadors read books at the Daniel Boone Regional
Library 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
April 24 Kindness Ambassadors tables at high schools during lunch
April 25 - 26 School will chalk kindness messages on downtown sidewalks
April 26 Kindness Tree dedication at Grant School 1:00 p.m.
April 27 Earth Day, Peace Park. We will have an information table with
henna painting 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2018 Opening Ceremonies of
Kindness Changes Everything