Helping Kids Project

“Helping Kids by Helping Each Other”, or the Helping Kids Project, is a program started by Kelly Mikesell to help students foster a classroom community of caring and compassion and build awareness of other children in need.

This program is simple to implement… but has a far reaching effect because you get to choose what charities to support through your classroom.

To participate all you need are a few things.

First, designate part of your classroom for a poster or bulletin board to support the project.

Next, print the files that go with the project (signs, slips and parent letters).

Then, explain that your classroom is now a group of children who will help each other and through that help you will raise money for children in need.

Finally, register your class at and watch your classroom grow in compassion and love.

As the teacher you have a few duties:

1) Model, model, model kind words and actions with your children.

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2) “Catch” children using kind words and actions and write them on the slips. Teach the children how to notice these behaviors in their classmates and write them down, too!

3) Decide what type of donation you are willing to make in your classroom’s name. I do $0.10 per slip. Last year this project cost me about $35.00, but gave tenfold in amazing growth.

4) Update your page at

I will be updating a running total of donations on this page so we can see how much of a different we have made together!

That’s pretty much it.


Is your classroom participating in the "Helping Kids by Helping Each Other" project? Register your class here!

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I teach a lively and loving group of young people near Seattle, Washington. They are bright, energetic, and caring which makes this project very exciting. …

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