Kind things happen when our
community comes together!
Community Kindness Day is a free family-friendly event featuring hands-on activities, music, laughter, education and information that will help to instill a culture of kindness in kids and adults and empower caring individuals who can improve our community.
We believe it’s important to instill kindness in today’s culture and create caring individuals who can improve our community. Each act of kindness, no matter how small, has an unforeseeable ripple effect that makes the world a better place.
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
11 a.m. -- Keynote address by John Perry, founder/chairman of Human Productivity Systems and a former leader at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. Perry uses leadership lessons to teach youth how to go far, find goodness inside themselves and reach their potential. He helps students to believe in and get excited about the promise of their tomorrows and equip them with the tools they will need to realize that promise.
Family-friendly activities – yoga for kids, jump house, climbing wall, obstacle course, parachute game, planting project, kindness rock painting, glitter jar crafts Vendor booths -- businesses and non-profits provide resources and giveaways
Workshops – counselors and St. Luke’s behavioral health experts will provide 30-minute workshops on self-esteem building, suicide prevention, anti-bullying and other topics.
Teen hangout – tailgate party with coffee drinks, food and live music/DJ provided by Impact Radio Group
For booth and sponsorship information, please contact Melissa Gentry at email@example.com or 208-440-9456.
“On April 29, 2006 I Suffered A Devastating Spinal Cord Injury While Training In Mammoth Mountain, Ca, Rendering My Lower Body Paralyzed Immediately After The Accident. After Having High Hopes Of Becoming A World Class Professional Skier, I Then Had To Relearn Everything In My Life From The Ground Up. A Truly Life-Altering Experience, I Eventually Began Making Great Progress. With The Help Of Strong Personalities, Positivity, And High Fives All Around Me, I Stepped Into Skis And Loaded The Lift At Sugar Bowl For The First Time In March Of 2008. The Encouragement And Positivity I Received During My Recovery Inspired Me To Start A Foundation To Help Others With Similar Experiences.”
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, Based In Truckee, Ca, Became An Official 501C.3 Non-Profit On January 19, 2009. Founded By Roy Tuscany, The Tahoe-Based Foundation Supports The Dreams Of Outdoor Action Sports Athletes By Raising Injury Prevention Awareness While Providing Resources And Inspiration To Those Who Suffer Life Altering Injuries.
We Have Not Only Grown At A Rate That Exceeded All Expectations, But Have Also Successfully Raised Funds, Secured Alternative Treatments And Aided In Recovery Of 206 Athletes From 31 States. It Is A Dream Come True To Help These People And Many More. With That In Mind It Is The Mission Of High Fives To Continue To Grow And Become A Nation-Wide Organization That Effectively Acts As An Umbrella For Those That Participate (And Get Hurt) In The Sports We Love So Dearly.
John J. Perry, Founder and President, Human Productivity Systems, Inc.
Primary Goal - To help students believe in and get excited about the promise of their tomorrows and equip them with the tools they will need to realize that promise.
● Guiding Principles - all students, regardless of their past or current circumstances, are:
○ Precious – mines “...rich in gems of inestimable value;”
○ Worthy - of our respect and our investment in their future;
○ Gifted - in unique and wonderful ways; and
○ Capable - of remarkable contributions and achievement.
● Phase I - Self-Empowerment
○ Concept of the Four Cs - Recalling and honoring yesterdays
○ Partnerships - What it Is and What it Takes: The VISOR
○ Vision - Image of Possibilities
○ Energy - Fuel for the Journey
○ Opportunities - Scan of the Landscape Ahead
○ Plans - Maps to the Envisioned Destination
○ The Will to Succeed - Resolve to Overcome
● Phase II - Leadership
○ Public Speaking - Telling your story to inform & inspire others
○ Peer Coaching - Listening without judgment and inquiring without intruding
● Phase III - Community
○ Design the sessions
○ Pre-Session Activities
○ Post-Session Activities
DJ Preston Lee, The Rapper
Preston began his lifelong love affair with music growing up in Nashville, Tennessee watching his friends perform at local venues. He discovered his talent for entertaining crowds as an emcee for campus events and got started in radio at his college station in 2011. Most of his professional experience has been in pop and hip hop radio. Preston is also a rapper and his claim to fame is being an opening act for the Beach Boys in front of a crowd of 40,000 at the Huntsman Springs Celebrate America festival in Driggs, Idaho. Preston has been living in Idaho since 2007 and is proud to call it home.