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Channel Kindness

Read about the everyday acts of kindness, bravery, and resilience that fill our daily lives and shape our communities. Since its launch in 2016, we’ve trained over 250 youth reporters to recognize and report on heroic acts of kindness in their everyday lives, so young people everywhere can participate in this vital program. Our inspirational content on Channel Kindness' web and social platforms has been seen by well over 6 million people, and the program has been such a success that in Fall 2020, we published our NYT Best Selling CHANNEL KINDNESS book, which incorporates 51 stories of kindness and is our invitation to the young people and the young at heart around the world to share their stories with us. Submit your story today for a chance to be featured!

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teen Mental Health First Aid

We’ve teamed up with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to bring teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) to the U.S. This in-person training teaches high school students about common mental health challenges and what they can do to support their own mental health and help a friend who is struggling. It’s equipping young people with the knowledge and skills they need to foster their own wellness and to support each other. The program has successfully expanded to over 80 schools across the US (May 2020). In fall 2020, an additional 100 schools across the country participated in tMHFA, encompassing nearly every corner of the country.

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Born This Way Foundation launched #BeKind21 in 2018 to invite participants to practice an act of kindness for themselves and others each day from September 1st to September 21st to build kinder, connected communities that foster mental wellness. As of our launch, #BeKind21 has recruited participants around the world who have pledged 160+ million acts of kindness.

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BTWF in Las Vegas

Our co-founder Lady Gaga kicked off her residency in Las Vegas at Park MGM and we’ve joined her in this wonderful city! We’re working to support the wellbeing of young people in the area with more research on what they need to thrive, more resources to support their mental health, and more genuine opportunities for them to lead and strengthen their communities. During our time in Las Vegas, we have: trained an entire school in teenMHFA at Valley High School, hosted well over twenty service projects and donated over 5,000 items to local youth-focused nonprofits, signed up the entire City of Las Vegas to participate in #BeKind21, and launched the Channel Kindness Awards: Las Vegas highlighting and supporting local young people with innovative ideas that promote mental wellness for their community.

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We partnered with our friends at Find Your Anchor to create the #PleaseStayPledge (, a resource and pledge encouraging anyone who visits the site to find resources for support, evidence-based self-care tips, soul-filling acts, and suggestions for anchors to keep you here.

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