A Program For The Whole Community
Our Look for the Good® School Program is a two-week, school-wide initiative that helps students and teachers express gratitude for themselves, each other, and the people who matter to them. It helps the community cultivate a sense of belonging and connects kids to safe "sunshine" adults who can support them and also model healthy behavior.Download Info Packet
How It Works
A Life-Changing Experience
Meet program alum Zoe Schwab, now a 19 year old student at Skidmore
My dear friend, Teagan, passed away while I was in sixth grade, shortly after I experienced the Look for the Good Program at Doolittle Elementary. My school community came together to honor Teagan’s memory and it was beautiful to watch and be a part of. Without the Look for the Good Project, I would have been significantly more lost and stuck trying to navigate my intense emotions. I am forever grateful to the project for helping me find peace and closure.
The Look for the Good Project was there for me through very challenging times and without it, I might not have been able to navigate those situations as effectively. My experience has stuck with me all of these years and it is hard to imagine how things would have played out in the absence of such a powerful force in my life.
Why It Works
Our community-care program is based off the Broaden-and-Build Theory in positive psychology, which was developed by Look for the Good advisor Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. According to the theory, practicing positive emotions like gratitude broadens one's awareness and builds more capacity to deal with adversity.The Science of Gratitude
We've Been Working On This For Over A Decade
Anne Kubitsky, CEO & Founder, originally started this effort as a public art initiative to "look for the good." Since then, we've been encouraging people to build "Gratitude Walls" to start a conversation within their own community. A Gratitude Wall is a collection of grateful moments written by community members to beautify the space and create a focal point of community safety, belonging, vulnerability, and pride. This video was created in 2013, before our nonprofit was established.
A Sneak Peak Into Wiggle Warrior® Classroom
Wiggle Warrior® Classroom helps kids apply the "Look for the Good" mindset to stressful feelings, which can be really tough sometimes. That's why we're encouraging trauma-informed movement and breathing exercises so that kids can learn how to "wiggle their stress into strength" and become a Wiggle Warrior®. Whether you're a classroom teacher, the PE teacher, the art teacher, the music teacher, or the school librarian - you'll find helpful resources to bring stress-reducing activities to your classroom!