Kindness Retreat®
Grade 4 or 5

 

A high-energy day to give students tools to develop
empathy and promote kindness.
Prepare for Your Kindness Retreat
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We empower kids to be “everyday heroes” by
using kindness to include others, to be respectful
and to make their school a better place.
See What One School Had to Say About The Kindness Retreat
Key Learning Objectives for the Retreat

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Understand why and how to make kind choices.

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Enhance empathy skills to understand how words and actions affect others.

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Acquire conflict-resolution skills to safely respond to situations of unkindness.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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WELCOME

We welcome students with music and high-energy activities that break down social barriers. Our goal is to encourage students to take positive risks with one another.

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GOALS

After building a sense of community, our staff shares the retreat’s goals. We encourage students to take a closer look at how they’re treating themselves and others at their school.

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PRESENTATIONS

Our Program Staff share personal stories centered on the value of the retreat. With humor and heart, staff challenge students to make a difference in their lives and in their school.

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SMALL GROUPS

Throughout the day, students meet in small groups, facilitated by high school or adult leaders, to process what they are learning and experiencing.

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SHARING

At the end of the retreat, students get the chance to safely and publicly express how they will show more kindness to their teachers and classmates every day.

kindness followupFOLLOW-UP

After the retreat, our follow-up videos, student evaluations (online only), classroom materials and posters help extend the impact of the retreat. View follow-up materials.

THE DETAILS

GRADES

4th or 5th
(YF retreats are designed to work with only one grade level on each retreat.)

LENGTH OF RETREAT

5 hours

COST TO SCHOOLS

Twin Cities: $2,670
Midwest: $2,970
National: $3,570
Flexible pricing options are available for smaller schools (classes with fewer than 40 students). Call us at 952.922.0222 for more information.

WAYS TO FUND IT

Learn about grants and fundraising ideas to help you pay for a retreat.

LEARN MORE

PREPARE FOR YOUR RETREAT

PREP PACK

A helpful checklist and guide for getting the most out of your retreat.

Prep Pack

PRIORITY ONE (P1) FORM

This form tells us everything we need to know to prepare for your retreat.

Priority One (P1) Form

SAMPLE MEMO TO STAFF

We offer a sample memo to tell school staff about your upcoming retreat.

Memo to Staff

LETTER TO CAREGIVERS

We offer a sample letter to tell parents and caregivers about your upcoming retreat.

Letter to Caregivers

*In Spanish, Hmong and Somali.

We would love to talk to you about how the Kindness Retreat
can help inspire character and build community in your school.