be nice. Activities & Awareness

Activities and awareness days are a great way to create a positive and supportive environment for students struggling with their mental health. It's also a great way to promote the be nice. way of life and keep the program sustainable within the school and classroom. Below are some idea.
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Staff

Staff buy-in is important when implementing the be nice. Action Plan. Here are some tips on how to best engage staff! 

Check out these fun activities that are sure to get your students speaking and thinking the be nice. Language! There's everything from videos to classroom activities.

be nice. becomes more sustainable when the entire community is on board. These awareness events give students and staff the opportunity to promote mental health awareness within their community. 

Check out these awesome ideas from schools

KRAFT MEADOWS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Diversity/Equality Pumpkins
 
Let's NOTICE what makes us all unique
CENTRAL 
ELEMENTARY
Central Elementary (in Grandville) hosted a "Spirit Week" and included the Action Plan!
 
Check out their spirit week schedule.

Monday: Be noticed, wear Hawaiian!

Tuesday: Take a risk with Crazy Hair

Wednesday: accept the challenge - sports day

Thursday: Take care of yourself and others, have a comfy PJ day!

Friday: Bulldog Gear day

CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP GROUP

We sent postcards to the entire Freshman class as a part of ongoing efforts to help students feel connected. Research indicates that feelings of connection within a community are a protective factor for mental health.

 

One of the be nice. students said, "It felt so good to write these!! This was such a cool opportunity. Thanks!" The students who took part in writing the notes found that they were encouraged in the process as well. Here are some pictures of our students preparing and sending the good news:)

WEST MICHIGAN ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
During the month of January the students came up with one word resolutions for 2020 and we posted them in the hallway!
LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY in MONA SHORES
Lincoln Park Elementary rocking it out on some of the winter activities!
MATTAWAN HIGH
SCHOOL
be nice. Leadership group

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Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

349 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

info@benice.org    

616-389-8601

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