Middle School Students Spread Campus-Wide Joy with The Good Cards App and Happiness Missions
PALO ALTO, Calif. – May 15, 2018 – The Good Cards, the digital platform that promotes kindness through an app designed for gaming fun, is partnering with schools around the US to help develop the “kindness leaders of tomorrow” by leveraging the The Good Cards fun mobile app. Gorzycki Middle School in Austin, TX, completed the first successful middle school pilot of The Good Cards, for Good Deeds Day in April.
Better World International worked with Gorzycki Middle School and Technology teacher, Jon Howard, to organize the first pilot project of The Good Cards at a middle school. The campaign was organized as a student project, within the school’s PAL program, which has a mission to prepare and enable students to use their leadership, academic knowledge, and critical thinking skills, to address school-based needs. The PAL program students used The Good Cards for their Kindness Project “Share Your Heart,” in the spirit of Good Deeds Day on April 15, 2018.
“The Good Cards project at Gorzycki Middle School demonstrates that we don’t need to just participate in ‘kindness by coincidence,’ rather it can be an activity that we regularly participate in,” Mr. Howard said. “Sometimes the little things go unnoticed, but being involved in a program like this one opens up opportunity for change to oneself and others.”
The success of the program at Gorzycki Middle School has been publicized by two local news stations:
Created by and for idealists on-the-go, The Good Cards offers a dynamic journey that integrates customized user preferences for the ultimate kindness adventure. The adventure begins with a recycled-plastic card and an app that tracks the ripple effect of each good deed. The Good Cards travel around the world and connect people who are committed to making a difference, one kind act at a time.
“Young people are the leaders of tomorrow and at Better World International we want to empower them to become the ‘Kindness Leaders of Tomorrow,’ while having a fun and meaningful experience,” said Corey Harnish, CEO of Better World International, the non-profit creator of The Good Cards project. “All it takes to start is one good deed, which can inspire a chain reaction of kindness. The Good Cards is proving that,” Harnish concluded.
About Better World International and The Good Cards
Better World International is a tech-gaming nonprofit that combines a vision of a better world with technology-driven solutions for social change. Its series of real-life games are being developed to encourage a global trend of doing good, while empowering people to take small positive actions and see their impact in real time. The Good Cards, a Better World International project, is an innovative online-gaming platform and app that engages people worldwide in doing good deeds for happiness and global sustainability. Better World International is a 501(c)(3) and is soliciting donations to sustain its growth. Learn more about The Good Cards and please donate: www.thegoodcards.com
Published on 16 May @ 18:14 EST.