We look at social awareness through the lens of kindness by speaking with Jill McManigal, co-founder of Kids for Peace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which is also the home of the Great Kindness Challenge. We talk about approaching kindness as a skill, like athletics, that needs to be practiced to reap its benefits. We also talk about red flags for parents to watch out for and how simple acts of kindness can lead to much greater results in the overall ability of kids to have high social awareness.
More about the Great Kindness Challenge
The challenge begins on January 24th-28th 2022. Visit the site to learn more.
More about Jill McManigal
Jill is the co-founder and executive director of Kids for Peace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which is home of The Great Kindness Challenge. She has her Masters in Education, with an emphasis in Service Learning, a BA in Communications from the University of Southern California, Nonprofit Management Certificate from Chapman University, and a Certificate of Leadership from the Fieldstone Foundation. She is a former elementary school teacher who has written and directed numerous children’s musicals and inspirational rallies. Jill is the recipient of several leadership awards including Bank of America’s Local Hero Award; Congresswoman Susan Davis’s Empowering Youth in Service Award; ABC Channel 10’s Leadership Award; CISV Founders Award; Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s Award of Excellence; the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition; and President Obama’s Call to Service Award. When she is not loving up her children, Hana and Bodhi, or running Kids for Peace, Jill loves to travel and participate in sprint triathlons where she gets to enjoy the outdoors swimming, biking and walking. Jill’s true passion is working closely with children and making the world kinder and more compassionate for all. Contact Jill: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also catch replays of a series of SEL webinars McGraw Hill did with Jill: