Most of us had the occasional substitute teacher in school, but we bet they were never quite like the one that came to this Los Angeles classroom:
Today we are thrilled to unveil this important message starring our very own co-founder, Lady Gaga, as part of our partnership with Staples and DonorsChoose.org! Check out the video – and share it with your friends and family! – to see how Lady Gaga brought an extra dose of kindness with her when she visited a middle school earlier this month.
Staples, through their Staples for Students program, helps to make sure students have the materials and resources they need to learn and teachers across America use DonorsChoose.org to fund projects that address their students’ needs. Together, we’re teaming up to support positive school climates and inspire kinder classrooms.
According to a report by Sesame Workshop, 86% of teachers and 70% of parents say they worry often that the world is an unkind place for children. Born This Way Foundation, Staples, and DonorsChoose.org believe we can change that, starting with our schools.
Just check out these amazing projects teachers are hoping to fund to inspire their students to be kinder and support their emotional wellness:
- Help Mrs. Johnson in West Valley City, Utah provide her middle school class and their families with books that with reinforce the theme “kindness matters.”
- Help Mrs. B in Menlo Park, California inspire her students to express their feelings through journaling.
- Help Ms. Bolton in Rockford, IL create a classroom that supports her preschoolers social and emotional development through fun and interactive activities.
- Help Mrs. Trombly in Lowell, Massachusetts provide her special needs students with resources to support their unique emotional needs.
Want to help? Visit Staples for Students to learn how you can support this partnership AND enter to win a $50,000 scholarship and a trip for two to an upcoming Lady Gaga concert!