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Past Projects and Events

Kindness Week

2017 Children's Grove Photography Contest

"All in this Together" 

Preschool Kindness Curriculum

  January 18, 2020     


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                With your help, we can continue to GROW Kindness in Boone County

                                         through our education and arts programs by:

  Kindling positive behaviors through the creation of Kindness Libraries for kids
  Inspiring kindness by facilitating Kindness Curriculum Workshops for preschool teachers 
 Networking with other organizations to build awareness about the mental health challenges our                youth face 
 Dedicating Kindness Trees and Butterfly Friendship Benches at schools and businesses  

Nurturing opportunities for self-realization through arts programs in Columbia/Boone County
 Educating youth and adults in Mental Health First Aid
 Sparking a kindness culture in our schools through the Youth Kindness Ambassador program

 Safeguarding our children by creating a public children’s garden dedicated to the mission of   building a culture where they will thrive

2018 Kindness

Sidewalks ​in

The District


Children's Grove is Growing Kindness in our Community

Children’s Grove’s mission is to inspire kindness and civility and to support the mental and emotional well-being of our youth.  We want to foster a culture of mutual respect, meaningful inclusivity, and sincere compassion. 
We acknowledge that systemic racism, health inequities and disparities are detrimental to the mental and emotional well-being of youth of color. Children’s Grove is dedicated to actively work with our community to battle racism and improve access to mental health care for minority populations.  We believe that Black lives matter.

2018 Opening Ceremonies of

Kindness Week

The Kindness Project 


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.

​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.   

Children's Grove Family Fun Series at Ragtag Cinema, Ernest & Celestine, 10:30 a.m. movie-related craft activities begin, movie at 11 a.m., accompanied children 12 years old and under are free

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

Kindness Libraries

Kindness Changes Everything