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.   

Business Friends



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 
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

June 21 - July 21    Vote for Columbia in the Reader's Digest Nicest Places contest (link is at top of the page)

2018 Kindness

Sidewalks ​in

The District

EDUCATION 

​​Congratulations Columbia on being named a Reader's Digest

NICEST PLACES IN AMERICA 2019 FINALIST

  "THE KINDNESS CAPITAL OF MISSOURI"

Children's Grove is Growing Kindness in our Community

2018 Opening Ceremonies of

Kindness Week

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

​​​Upcoming Events

    Reader's Digest Nicest Places Contest

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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

Past Projects and Events

Kindness Changes Everything