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“Rise And Shine” Community Breakfast
April 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Be Kind People Project® prides itself on giving youth the knowledge, tools and support they need to help strengthen and unite their surrounding communities and is taking steps toward the future of Arizona at a special community breakfast this spring.
Slated for 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28 at the innovative and stunning Earnhardt Lexus venue in Phoenix, The Rise and Shine Community Breakfast kicks off the organization’s “MAKE A DIFFERENCE May” initiative, supported by a 2019 grant by Thunderbirds Charities.
The event will unite like-minded guests who support the nonprofit’s mission of spreading kindness, tolerance and understanding across Arizona and the nation, as well as celebrating the impact students — and all of us — can have on making our communities a better place to live and helping make a difference for those in need.
The event will recognize the winners of The Be Kind People Project’s MAKE A DIFFERENCE essay contest, which tasks local youths with submitting ideas as to how to improve our community and build The BE KIND City. The three top Arizona winners will be invited to present their essays to the community at the breakfast.
“The contest asks students what they can do right now to make their communities better places to live, and based on the submissions we’ve received thus far, the future is looking bright for Arizona,” said The Be Kind People Project Chief Executive Officer Marcia Meyer. “We want to help make sure our young people have a voice and are contributing to our community so that they can grow and develop into tomorrow’s respectful and responsible leaders and citizens.”
“Thunderbirds Charities is proud to support The BE KIND City project,” said Chance Cozby, President of Thunderbirds Charities. “The education and experience the students receive will make a positive impact on the community.”
Also at the breakfast, The Be Kind People Project will complete BE KIND Summer Care Packs, supported by Thunderbirds Charities, with an innovative and interactive activity where everyone will experience the fulfillment of making a difference for those in need. The items for the packs were collected at Valley schools and are being assembled to give to individuals and families experiencing homelessness to help them through the summer months.
About The Be Kind People Project®
The Be Kind People Project® (BKPP) is a public 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to providing students with comprehensive youth development programming that effectively use a positive approach to social, emotional, and academic learning. The Be Kind People Project offers innovative and effective programming and services that help students effectively understand, link, and apply social, emotional, academic, civic, nutrition, physical, wellness, leadership, and character education. Through experience and project-based learning, students are equipped with solid framework for decision-making and taking accountability for building respectful interpersonal relationship skills, improving academic results, and forming enduring values. For more information, visit TheBeKindPeopleProject.org.
ABOUT THE THUNDERBIRDS/THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES
THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix. The Thunderbirds Charities Board consists of 15 board members from varying professional backgrounds. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona. The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 285 “life” members. For more information on the Thunderbirds or the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com. For more information on the Thunderbirds Charities, visit www. thunderbirdscharities.org.