Kiddie Academy® Awards $25,000 in Scholarships during Week Long Celebration of Kindness
September 17, 2018
To celebrate our achievement of enrolling 25,000 students across our national network of 208 Academies, Kiddie Academy® recently awarded $25,000 in Academy tuition scholarships across 10 locations throughout the U.S. With kindness being a cornerstone of our Life Essentials® curriculum, we challenged our nationwide network of Academies to participate in an “Acts of Kindness” campaign, where students and families participated in and chronicled their own kind acts for a full week in July in an effort to be named one of 10 scholarship recipients.
Created with the goal to inspire Kiddie Academy students to perform acts of kindness toward their classmates, family, friends and community, the Acts of Kindness campaign resulted in hundreds of social posts including photos and videos that embodied the theme of kindness and consideration to others.
Greg Helwig, President of Kiddie Academy, said it best:
“We value our families and communities, and believe they are ultimately the reason we achieved this significant milestone. Shaping and inspiring children for the future has always been at the heart of Kiddie Academy’s purpose. By consciously performing acts of kindness, our students had a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate these values in action and also witness the impact of their kind acts on others.”
We’re happy to share the following 10 winning Academies showed creativity, empathy, compassion, and respect throughout the promotional week—all key facets of Character Education, a main component of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials curriculum—and made a difference in not only their classrooms but throughout entire communities. Each Academy received a $2,500 tuition scholarship to award to an enrolled student(s):
- Kiddie Academy of Robbinsville, NJ
- Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg, MD
- Kiddie Academy of Seattle at Queen Anne, WA
- Kiddie Academy of Algonquin, IL
- Kiddie Academy of Bridgewater, NJ
- Kiddie Academy of Canyon Springs, TX
- Kiddie Academy of Five Forks, SC
- Kiddie Academy of Center Valley, PA
- Kiddie Academy of Streamwood, IL
- Kiddie Academy of Wilmington, NC
To share in this effort and celebrate kindness at the corporate level, 40 employees including Helwig and several members of the executive team from the Kiddie Academy headquarters in Abingdon, MD, participated in a community service day to benefit the Harford Family House (HFH), a nonprofit organization that provides transitional housing for homeless families with children and unaccompanied adults ages 18 to 24.
We’re so proud of our students, teachers and employees who demonstrated kindness, and we look forward to seeing it continue all year long!
What are little random acts of kindness you and your family do to spread joy?