“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”
At the very heart of the Be THE Voice® initiative is the belief that the empowered student is the true agent of change within their school and beyond. We offer 3 peer-led campaigns with age appropriate videos for each program, monthly challenges (to allow students to flex their “kindness muscle”) and logoed merchandise to leave a lasting impression year-round.
Revised Implementation plan for the COVID-19 world
Since 2015, the Be THE Voice® campaign has been teaching students HOW to inspire change within their schools and communities, through acts of Kindness, Compassion, & Inclusion. Today, more than ever, students are seeking to join a “movement” where their VOICE can make a difference when witnessing difficult situations.
Normally, our P2P initiative is launched in October and facilitated over five months. However, due to the new guidelines set forth by a majority of our schools (and Districts) involving delayed start dates and/or virtual-learning platforms, we have designed a modified approach that will be facilitated in Q1/2021.
The campaign will still revolve around three months of upbeat video messages and student-led activities, then conclude with the coveted “V.I.V.” recognitions at the end of April (as outlined below)
SHOULD YOUR SCHOOL WISH TO PARTICIPATE in the 2021 campaign, please email our program coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org for payment and enrollment details no later than September 30th 2020.
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL, and HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE: $2,000 + Shipping of Booster Kit
Arrival of Program Guide and Student Worksheet, in addition to the Booster Kit (merchandise TBD) and download link for all videos.
To do: Select club to lead the program Establish schedule to show video series Schedule launch day Ask admin to include BTV in your school’s communications
Be THE Voice of Kindness
Be THE Voice should launch the week of Jan. 11th with an early morning kick-0ff in the carpool/bus lane/ atrium and banner signing as students enter
Video series will begin on this day with corresponding activities revolving around defusing bully/cyberbullying.
Be THE Voice of Inclusion
Feb is both Black History month and Random Acts of Kindness "RAK" week. Video content will discuss discrimination & exclusion with activities to inspire change
Be THE Voice of Compassion
March includes videos/activities that revolve around acts of compassion and service to improve student relationships, or benefit the community
V.I.V. Awards (Very Important Voice)
The coveted time of year recognizes students who were "upstanders" in their school and/or community. Submissions will need to include the student's story of how they impacted change. Each recipient will receive a personalized certificate and limited-edition "VIV" merch. Your BTV liaison will coordinate this process!