What is a KIND Day? 

A 45 minute interactive program to educate first, second and third grade students about disabilities and the importance of kindness and inclusion.

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KIND Day Requirements

  • 6-8 weeks notice prior to the KIND Day date requested.
  • Prefer class sizes to be 25 students or less. 
  • Classroom to host the KIND Day
  • Smart board access

Teacher and staff presence is required. The teacher or staff member must remain in the classroom throughout the entirety of the KIND Day program.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to educate your children about differences and to encourage relationships with children of all different abilities. 

What do students do during a KIND Day? 

  • A reading session of one of KINDs favorite books
  • A PowerPoint presentation introducing the children to new friends with disabilities
  • The students will pledge to be KIND by repeating and signing a KINDness pledge
  • The students will do a coloring or writing activity that correlates with the lesson plan
  • Each child will receive their very own copy of the book read during KIND Day
  • Children will also go home with various educational materials that will allow them to continue the conversation at home.

Is there a financial obligation for a school to host a KIND Day?  
No. KIND Days are free and funded by our generous donors.

Does the school or classroom need to provide any materials during the KIND Day?
No. KIND brings in all books and materials needed to perform a KIND Day. We ask that the school provide internet access and smart board access. 

What grades are able to participate in KIND Days?
First, Second, and Third graders. If you have more questions about grade requirements, please contact us. 

How long does a KIND Day last?
45 minutes 

Where is a KIND Day performed?
KIND Days are conducted in the classroom.

How many students can participate in a KIND Day?
We prefer the class size to be 25 students or less. 

Who conducts the KIND Days?
KIND will have 2- 4 volunteers per classroom conducting the KIND Day. Once again, volunteers are organized by KIND, not the school. 

What does the teacher do during the KIND Day day?
Teacher and/or staff presence is required. The teacher or staff member must stay in the classroom throughout the entirety of the KIND Day program.

When scheduling a KIND Day, how long will it take KIND to visit the entire grade with multiple classrooms?
Please allow KIND to be at your school for two hours to see 6-8 classrooms as we are able to visit multiple classrooms at the same time. For example, we can visit 3-4 classrooms from 9 am to 9:45 am and then the other 3-4 classrooms from 9:45 am to 10:30 am. 

Do you have a question that was not answered above?
Please email us at info@kindoftheupstate.org

How do I schedule a KIND Day?
Please email us at info@kindoftheupstate.org

We Need Your Help

In spite of the great strides we made in 2023, we are in need of donations in order to meet the needs of children in the area. KIND of the Upstate is a registered South Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of your donation goes toward our mission and is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Donation Levels

  • Sponsor an entire Grade’s KIND Day (6 classes) – $1,000
  • Sponsor half a Grade’s KIND Day (3 classes)  – $500
  • Sponsor One Classroom for a KIND Day  – $150
  • Sponsor half of a Classroom’s KIND Day  – $75
  • Sponsor one child for a KIND Day  – $10
  • Other