Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Brings So Much Beautiful AND LEARNING!

See Beautiful™ is committed to making this world a more beautiful place! All of our products (and our packaging) are either handmade, hand-pressed, organic, recycled and/or fair trade. Additionally, 20% of every sale (not just proceeds, but the WHOLE PURCHASE PRICE) is donated to a non-profit organization also committed to improving our world. This month, our See Beautiful donation will go to Life Vest Inside's Kindness Curriculum!

Featured Non-Profit of the Month:
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When it comes to seeing beautiful, one of the most wonderful parts of what we get to do is raise awareness for, and donate to, wonderful non-profit organizations. This month's non-profit leaves us seeing beautiful and feeling inspired in so many ways! 

Why Life Vest Inside's Kindness Curriculum?
We've featured Life Vest Inside as our non-profit of the month before (see HERE). This month, we're getting specific for a beautiful cause: BRINGING MORE KINDNESS INTO SCHOOLS! Life Vest Inside has just made available their educational curriculum for K-5 students. It is aligned with the Common Core Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy and built upon the premise of kindness, as embedded educational opportunities appeal to the strengths, interests, and needs of children. Here are a few reasons a curriculum focused on kindness is critical:
  • 77% of students have admitted to being the victim of physical, verbal, or cyber bullying;
  • 1 out of every 4 children will be bullied at some point (American Justice Department);
  • Adults who were bullied as teens have higher levels of depression and poorer self-esteem than other adults;
  • 30% of bullied students reported depression;

How does Life Vest Inside's Kindness Curriculum see & create more beautiful? While this list is by no means exhaustive, here are a few of the incredible things the Kindness Curriculum is doing to empower others. They:
  • Designed Language Arts lessons for teachers to have the freedom to build off students' strengths and interests;
  • Hired literacy professors to craft lesson plans that are research-based and appealed to all learners;
  • Crafted lessons that built upon each other by Unit and by grade - thus children exiting 5th grade who were taught by the Kindness Curriculum would have close to 40 tailored lessons to improve critical thinking and increase understand of, and experiences with, KINDNESS!;
  • Researched the kindness curriculum by consulting with over 200 teachers, administrators, school counselors, social workers, and parents to get important feedback to improve educational opportunities for students.
How will See Beautiful support Life Vest Inside's Kindness Curriculum?   Great question! See Beautiful™ will donate 20% of every product SALE (not proceeds, but the ENTIRE SALE) to get Life Vest Inside's Kindness Curriculum into schools around the country throughout the month!

Connect directly with Life Vest Inside and their awesomeness in these ways:
 

3 comments:

  1. It would truly be a BEAUTIFUL thing to bring kindness back...everywhere not just in the classroom! This does sound like an awesome group doing wonderful things for teachers and students!!!...:)JP

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  2. This is where beautiful begins. We love it!
    Blessings,
    goose

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  3. Awesome Seeing Beautiful!! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

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