Teen Mental Health

Classic Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • When you were a teenager, think about the most helpful resource or mentor in your life that made you feel supported.  

  • What is one thing you learned as a teenager that has stuck with you throughout life?

The Recipient

The completed Kynd Kit can be delivered to any teen, local school, or community center. They can be used to reduce stress and anxiety, create positive mental health coping tools, and give them support when they might be struggling. 

The Reason

This kit is designed to be given to a teen to support positive mental wellness. The items in this kit were chosen by our Youth Advisory Council, made up of teens from diverse backgrounds, to support the mental wellness of fellow teens. 

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

Register Your Kit to Follow It's Journey

1. Locate the QR Code serial number on your Kynd Kit
  • If you have a classic kit, it will be located on the plastic bag inside the kit
  • If you have Plus or Max kit, it will be located on the inside of the box. 
2. Go to kit registration page 
  • If you are using your phone, open your camera and scan the QR code
  • If you are using your computer, click this link below and enter the serial number listed below the QR code
    • Code starts with KK 
Click here to go to kit registration page
3. Register your kit
  • Fill out the requested fields 
  • By providing this information, you will be notified when your kit is returned to Project Helping and when it is distributed to those in need 

*We will not use your information for anything besides notifying you of your Kynd Kit progress. 

4. When you have completed registering your kit, please return to this page to continue building your kit. 
5. Please ensure you include your QR serial code when returning your kit so we can scan it when we receive it.
6. You can visit kyndkit.org at any time to check the status of your Kynd Kit. 
 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life. Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Completed Kynd Kits go all over the world. As you customize your kit, please refrain from using any religion or political content.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
2. Write your letter and decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to write a letter and decorate the envelope.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
        • Use appropriate humor 

*Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

3. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card
  • Please DO NOT lick the envelope shut

Decorate the Plastic Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Write-on plastic bag
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the plastic bag.
  • The plastic bag is designed to be written on. 
  • Use the enclosed markers to write an encouraging message or draw a picture on the white panel on the plastic bag.

*This is what the final kit will be distributed in, make this fun and colorful for the recipient to open.

Decorate the Canvas Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas Bag

  • Markers

2. Decorate the canvas bag:
  • Use the enclosed markers to decorate the tote.

  • Make the canvas tote fun and colorful.

    *Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

*Helpful tip: Place a piece of paper or cardboard in the bag before decorating to prevent the marker from bleeding through.

Surprise Kyndness

1. Find the following items:
  • Journal
  • Writing materials
2. Decorate the journal.
  • Decorate the front, back, inside front and inside back cover of the journal with a picture or uplifting message. 
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Create an Origami Heart

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.

Find the square origami paper in your kit. Fold the origami paper according to the instructions or video below. 

Create a Friendship Bracelet

 

Find the three different color strings and grab a pair of scissors. 

Create a Keychain

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step. 
1. Find the following items:
  • Keychain
  • Scissors (not included)
  • Markers, pen, or other craft material
  • White blank card
2. Decorate the keychain with an inspirational message or picture.
  • Cut out the paper to fit the shape of the keychain. 
  • Decorate the front and back of the paper with a picture or uplifting message.
  • Place the image inside the keychain and close the keychain, replacing the opening rectangle piece.

 

Pack the Kit

  • Pack the decorated plastic bag with all the decorated items, fidget toys and resource guides
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Please only include items that are UNUSED and UNOPENED. 
  • Add any optional items.
  • Playing cards
  • Post it notes
  • Fidget toys
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED

Items not to include:

  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

Deliver your completed kit to a local teen, school or community center.

OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to Project Helping for distribution

      To get a return label, click HERE.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

Where would you like to go from here?

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Dollars for Doers

  • If your company offers a Dollars for Doers program, you can submit the time you spent building your Kynd Kit to benefit Project Helping. 

Official Name: Project Helping

Website: ProjectHelping.org

EIN/Tax ID: 45-2442366

Nonprofit Classification: 501(c)(3)

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to KyndHub.com or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

Share Your Completed Kynd Kit on Social Media!

We’d love to hear about your Kynd Kit experience. Post your completed kit on social media and tag Project Helping.

Get More Kynd Kits

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