KIDS to KIDS
KIDS to KIDS is a cross-divisional program at Sayre designed to foster greater recognition and appreciation of human diversity.
Originally created by the Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice, the program is based on four important principles: Kindness, Inclusion, Differences, and Self-worth, which form the acronym KIDS. In its twelfth year at Sayre, the program is the only program of its kind currently operating in the Lexington schools. KIDS to KIDS helps prepare our students for life in a global environment and instills a positive sense of one's own worth while recognizing the value of others. Thirty-eight trained Upper School students facilitate the two or three, one hour, lessons for students in the second through seventh grades. Lesson topics address issues of self-esteem, bullying, communication, empathy, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, sources of conflict, techniques of conflict resolution, inclusion and tolerance. By helping students build bonds of awareness, respect and civility, the program actively seeks to promote a school climate of understanding and acceptance.
Pictured below: Upper School facilitators participate in team building activities and learn how to create a safe space for meaningful conversations.