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Since 2015, Be Kind® Stick Together® has  trained over 2,100,000 students in
50 states, 73 Ohio counties, and 
4 countries in over 5,000 schools.  
Join us as we Be Kind and Stick Together!

Be Kind® STICK TOGETHER® is a free, character education program offered to schools and youth organizations by Values-in-Action (VIA) and Duck Tape® in an effort to provide a fun and different way to explore the important social-emotional learning concepts of kindness and sticking together to increase kindness, combat bullying, and decrease negative behaviors.

Presented on its own, or as part of the VIA's Kindland school initiative, the program uses a combination of tools, the program mixes large group discussion, video elements, hands-on activities and a writing exercise to keep participants interested and engaged. The lesson culminates with participants pledging to “stick together” as they write their individual names on pieces of Duck Tape® and post them together on a provided poster.

Please note that a VIRTUAL option has been added for schools doing remote learning. See below. 

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is a proud supporter of Be Kind Stick Together

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Thank you for your interest in presenting Be Kind STICK TOGETHER in your school. 


For this in-person option, you will be emailed the curriculum and sent the physical materials for your own presenter (teacher, principal, counselor, etc.) to present the program in school. Materials typically ship within two weeks after registering, but it is best not to schedule a date to present the program until after you have received your materials. 




For this virtual option, you will be emailed the program video link to share with your students. 

No physical materials will be sent out.

*IMPORTANT: Be Kind STICK TOGETHER does NOT provide a facilitator to present the program. Schools and organizations are provided the curriculum and materials for someone within your own school  or organization to present to students. 


For ALL Schools and Organizations

EXCEPT USASF Members (see below button to register)



We have taken into consideration the small amount of extra time schools and organizations have to provide special programs by creating a short, easy-to-implement program design. Packaged so that it can be presented in a 45-50 minute session using your own teachers, counselors, coaches, staff or high school-age students as the program facilitators, we have created a new and interesting way for you to encourage a positive climate in your building or program. Inspiring a culture of kindness, caring and respect in your schools and organizations will inevitably lead to success in the classroom, hallways, playgrounds, gyms and more. 

Using a combination of tools, the program lessons mix large group discussion, video elements, hands-on activities and writing exercises to keep participants interested and engaged. The lessons culminate with participants pledging to “stick together." For example, Lesson ONE culminates with participants writing their individual names on pieces of Duck Tape and posting them together on a provided banner. This banner can hold the pledges/names of up to 500 students. After the program, the banner is displayed prominently in your building as a constant reminder to be kind, caring and respectful to others.

You will be provided a step-by-step, how-to guide for your facilitator(s) along with the necessary handouts and materials. All you have to do is print the handouts and organize the program logistics by arranging the participants and room set up. See below for more program details.

More Information about Be Kind® Stick Together®:


Bringing Be Kind Stick Together® to Your School: 

Important Steps to a Successful Program



Program Summary

Program Outline

LESSON TWO - for students who have already completed Lesson One

Program Outline

Interested in doing more kindness programming?

Become a Kindland school. Learn more HERE

QUESTIONS? Contact Ben Krutko at 440-879-8095 or email at

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Denise Dufala, our Be Kind Stick Together National Program Ambassador, has released her first children's book, "Bomba the Brave."

With a story kids will enjoy, along with an important antibullying message, the book is a wonderful addition to any home or classroom!

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