THE YELLOW HEART MISSION
Teaching kindness by bridging the connection between animals and people.
What is The Yellow Heart Mission?
The Yellow Heart is a mission for kindness! It’s to inspire children to be kind and compassionate toward all living things. The Yellow Heart encourages children (a.k.a. Kindness Superheroes), to DO GOOD for their peers, their pets, their families, and their community. A yellow heart symbol represents an intentional or random act of kindness that makes a positive difference in the life of another and can be given in the form of a virtual heart, a sticker, a stamp, or a simple hand gesture!
Why a yellow heart?
Kindness comes from within the heart. The color yellow is happy and positive. Yellow is the color of sunshine. In many cultures, the color yellow represents peace, courage, and hope. A sense of enlightenment also comes from the color yellow. These are attributes that we could all benefit from, especially today’s youth. A little kindness goes a long way, so go spread some sunshine!
How does The Yellow Heart contribute to its own mission?
The Yellow Heart highlights acts of kindness in hopes of inspiring others while raising awareness for the need of kindness throughout communities.
The Yellow Heart bridges the connection between animals and people and provides valuable life lessons for children through the books: Love Me Gently; A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend, and Gray Whiskers; A Kid’s Guide for Loved Ones Growing Older. Written by The Yellow Heart founder, Lisa Wiehebrink, to encourage thoughtful reading and positive reinforcement.
The Yellow Heart founder also developed the Love Me Gently HUMANe Education™ program to foster the interdependency between people and animals and is geared for grades PreK-2. This simple, yet powerful program uniquely reinforces positive attitudes and builds self-esteem through lessons about kindness, compassion, and empathy. Children are ignited from within as they learn how their “superpower” can make a difference in the world around them. Ideal for educators, parents, group leaders, and anyone who wants to be a catalyst for change among today’s youth.