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

2019 
Kindness Week

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.   

November 16, 2019     


















Children's Grove Family Fun Series at Ragtag Cinema, The Polar Express, 10:30 a.m. activities begin, movie at 11 a.m., accompanied children 12 years old and under are free

Preschool Kindness Curriculum

December 21, 2019     


Business Friends



                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 
etworking with other organizations to build awareness about the mental health challenges our youth face 
edicating Kindness Trees and Butterfly Friendship Benches at schools and businesses  

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

afeguarding 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 Family Fun Series at Ragtag Cinema, A Little Princess, 10:30 a.m. activities begin, movie at 11 a.m., accompanied children 12 years old and under are free

EDUCATION 

Children's Grove is Growing Kindness in our Community

2018 Opening Ceremonies of

Kindness Week

Children's Grove Family Fun Series at Ragtag Cinema, Kiki's Delivery Service, 10:30 a.m. activities begin, movie at 11 a.m., accompanied children 12 years old and under are free

The Kindness Project 

     ARTS 

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.

Kindness Libraries

​Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

​​​Upcoming Events

Past Projects and Events

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  ​Congratulations Columbia on being named a Reader's Digest
  NICEST PLACES IN AMERICA 2019 FINALIST
    
"THE KINDNESS CAPITAL OF MISSOURI"​

  

Kindness Changes Everything

October 19, 2019