be nice.

be nice. is a mental health education, bully and suicide prevention initiative that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions.

The program is designed for schools, communities, and businesses utilizing a self-starting curriculum with initial training by the MHF staff. Its tools are simple.

The be nice. Action Plan is the "stop, drop, and roll" of mental health education that teaches people to notice, invite, challenge, and empower themselves and others. How you treat someone can have a direct effect on how they think, act, and feel - their mental health.

The be nice. education program creates awareness and ultimately saves lives. 

 

If you're interested in becoming and be nice. School and gaining access to our online portal, please call our office!

Start a be nice. Chapter

 

Elementary

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

Kandice Sloop

 

The elementary program is centered around a group of staff, teachers and parents from your school who comprise the be nice. committee. The committee will make decisions on how best to launch be nice. in your school and will hold your school accountable in sustaining the program.

 

 

Elementary be nice. includes:

 

  • Instructions on how to launch the be nice. initiative in your school.

  • be nice. Starter Kit

  • Lesson plans according to Common Core that reinforce the be nice. message in the classroom.

  • Access to the beniceonline.com Portal for additional lesson plans, activities, fundraising ideas and support.

  • 30 t-shirts, wristbands and lanyards to start the movement.

  • Discounted be nice. merchandise for your entire school.

Middle & High School

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

Cat Lanting

 

The middle and high school programs leverage the enthusiasm of your students to make a change in your school. The program is centered around a group of student leaders who, with the help of a few motivated adults, plan, launch and sustain the be nice. initiative at your school.

 

 

Middle & High be nice. includes:

 

  • Instructions on how to start and sustain the initiative.

  • be nice. Starter Kit

  • 30 t-shirts, wristbands and lanyards to start the movement with your student leaders.

  • Access to the beniceonline.com Portal for additional content, planning resources, education, fundraising ideas and support.

  • Discounted be nice. merchandise for your entire school.

Please call 616-389-8601 to get a personalized quote for your school district or building. 

Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

349 S Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

info@benice.org  |  616-389-8601