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