St. Wendelin’s Kindness Club
This club was established in 2014 and has been very popular with our students. The club is open to all 3rd-5th graders. It runs October through April every year and meets Wednesdays and Fridays during lunchtime recess.
During club meetings we focus on one of the six concepts of kindness…respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility and courage. Students participate in various activities to learn more about each concept and how they can use it in their everyday lives. Students come up with a community outreach project each month to participate in. Some of the fun outreach projects we have done has been…Socktober (a sock drive in October for The Place of Hope Shelter), art projects for nursing homes, food drives, sending art and letters to parishioners of our church and our grandparents, Bags of hope for the homeless and much more! Students even do kind things for their fellow students.
The club is a wonderful way to teach kids to spread joy and to be kind like Jesus! It promotes self confidence and teaches students empathy and compassion.