Lifestyle Publications’ 
Kindness Challenge

We at Lifestyle Publications are excited to unveil a project that we have been working on called Elevate that promotes kindness, thoughtfulness and positivity in our area middle schools. 

We believe kids have great ideas and have the power to change the world around them by being kind citizens. Elevate encourages them to put those ideas into action. We are challenging students who wish to participate in Elevate to come up with an idea that encourages kindness and then create a video or photo project to share with the community by entering our monthly kindness competition.

Those videos and photo projects go live on our Elevate website the first week of every month for the community to vote on, and the student with the winning project will win $1,000. Each month, students will have the opportunity to submit new videos and photo projects for a chance to win, and a new winner will be selected every month. 

In the spring, we will invite teachers and administration in each school to pick a project or two that students in their building have come up with, and adopt that project to become part of the culture and climate of their building. The winning school in Blue Valley and the winning school in Olathe will both be awarded a $5,000 grant for their school. These grants are graciously sponsored by Shawnee Mission Audi and Commerce Bank. We designed this part of the competition to show our students that their ideas matter and that they can make a difference.

To find out more about Elevate and to support our students by voting on the videos, visit elevateschools.com.

Follow us on Instagram at @elevate.kc or Facebook at Elevate Kindness Challenge.

Thank you to Audi Shawnee Mission and Commerce Bank for supporting kindness in our schools and partnering with Lifestyle Publications as a sponsor for our end-of-year building grants for Elevate. We also want to thank the Blue Valley and Olathe School Districts for supporting Elevate by allowing us the opportunity to offer this competition to their students.