Our lives have become busier, more complex and competitive than ever. Our kids now require extra tutoring and late nights of training to succeed - leaving parents to somehow become full-time chauffeurs, mathletes and short order cooks among many other things.
Do you ever stop and think, what’s the bigger picture here? Is this crazy pace of life really serving my children or us holistically? What happened to learning actual life skills they’ll need one day or stopping to take a look at the world through more conscious eyes? Are we really setting them up for TRUE success and the desire to foster citizenship at an early age? Where’s the focus on EQ in addition to IQ?
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We believe conscientious kids will one day rule the world through empathy and mastery, EQ and IQ. We meet each month to learn the stuff in-between school and practice that should be a bigger headline in our daily routines. At KCP, we value hands-on engagement with our communities and larger world through fresh perspectives, open hearts and optimism. Kids will build on core skills, developing citizenship from the inside out and effectively helping others and their communities while creating a better sense of how they can help in the world.
our 3 focus areas
Self | Local | World
Every three months we choose a topic to develop a true growth mindset.
Each month is then dedicated to one of these three focuses within that topic.
Real Life Skills
We dig deep
learning subjects not taught in school which effect their lives and personal choices, including practical skills like body safety, digital citizenship, and how to save & spend money and core skills like confidence, empathy, optimism and growth mindset.
outreach & Community
We give back
to our communities by identifying organizations that draw awareness to important community issues, helping the undeserved, and making a difference in our own backyard.
We open up
the dialogue to global current events, challenge the easy response, respect the bigger picture and foster truly diverse empathy. We strive to normalize the uncomfortable, make difficult conversations easier and see the world through empathetic, conscientious eyes and open hearts.
“Our son's participation with the Kidconscious Project has broadened his perspective and understanding of the social issues in the world today. The program and activities are not only fun, they are designed to inspire young people to think critically about the world they live in and act with empathy and kindness. Our son is gaining more than just leadership skills—he is developing strong social connections and with his friends, cultivating a community of young leaders that will build a more positive and inclusive world.”
“My husband and I feel so lucky that our daughters have opportunities through the Kidconscious Project to learn about and engage with their community in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. The different events and workshops that we have attended have been thoughtfully organized and have helped to act as a catalyst for many family conversations about the world that we live in.”
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if you can’t attend, you can donate to be involved
Spring 2019 Series
Join us as we explore nutrition, whole foods and how to grow it in our own backyards. This spring we’ll learn the five principals for raising balanced eaters. We’ll get busy in the kitchen using recipes for easy meals at home, and even visit The GrowHaus to learn about our right (not privilege) to healthy foods!
Summer 2019 Series
What is mental well-being? In this summer series, we will explore the benefits of meditation, breathing, yoga and so much more. We’ll dive into the hard stuff like how to recognize anxiety, depression, and real-life struggles in our kids. Then we’ll learn about how to foster healthy relationships using these tools in their own spheres of influence!
Past Project Highlights
During January, thirty 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders and their parents came together to learn what it means to be a digital citizen. Specific takeaways included:
Rules for Visiting Places Safely Online:
1. Always ask your parent (or teacher) first.
2. Only talk to people you know.
3. Stick to places that are just right for you.
4. Personal Information- discussed why not to give out name, birthday, address
5. Creating Usernames- students learned they should not be identifying information and did an exercise to create a safe one
Throughout October, families shopped for non-perishables to stuff “Bags of Hope” for the homeless. In early November, over 50 kids and their parents heard from Family Promise about what it means to experience homelessness, who is homeless in Denver, and how kids and families can help. Together we assembled over 500 bags of hope which families took to distribute with their kids from their cars while driving around in Denver.
fire Safety At Home
During November and December, risk specialist Einar Jensen spoke with 40 kids and their parents in a home, taking kids through specific safety events and what they would need to do to protect themselves in case of an emergency. Kids learned all about fire safety, making a family escape plan, when and who to contact in various emergency situations, and a whole host of other safety scenarios. These kids and their families are now armed and ready with tools to help save themselves and their family in case of a home emergency.
The Season Of Giving
We committed to purchasing wish list gifts for 30 kids served by the Denver Rescue Mission in their effort to help save Christmas for these needing families.
Babies through teenagers received both special and utility items to help make Christmas just a little more special for them and their families.