The Cool 2Be Kind campaign is an initiative of the Winnipeg Police Association and focuses on teaching youth in grades K-8 the value of being kind.
Entering our fifth year, this positive behavior, anti-bullying initiative outlines the benefits of being kind to others and making good choices in school and in life. Students and staff are invited to create and submit a unique kindness proposal for their school with the opportunity to receive funding in the amount of $500 to see their program come to life. Off-duty police officers visit schools and community organizations throughout Winnipeg and deliver fun and interactive presentations.
Since 2013, Cool 2Be Kind has funded 112 school kindness projects totalling $56,000. Our off-duty police officers have spoken to over 23,000 students and educators. With the generous support of our sponsors, we are making a real difference by spreading kindness and helping to reduce the incidences of bullying in schools and online.
Register your Cool 2Be Kind school project to be eligible to receive a grant of $500. Cool 2Be Kind school projects should help teach K - 8 students the values and benefits of kindness to others. Your school project may be a one-time event or an ongoing program, however, must be completed during the school year. You may also incorporate the Cool 2Be Kind message and theme into existing anti-bullying projects which are also eligible for funding. All school project submissions will be considered for funding and you will be contacted within two-weeks of your submission.
Limit of one Kindness project submission per school.
The deadline for school Kindness project submissions was January 31, 2017.
Thank you to all participating schools.
The 2016-2017 Cool 2Be Kind initiative provided funding for 30 school Kindness projects. Congratulations to all students, educators and parents.
School Kindness project submissions are closed.
Please check back in September 2017 to submit a proposal for the 2017-2018 Cool 2Be Kind initiative.