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Mighty Kind

A kid's magazine that focuses on developing kindness and empathy as a foundation for anti-bias education, global citizenship, and service.

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Mighty Kind Magazine: Recipient of the IFundWomenofColor + Caress Covid-19 Grant

 

Mighty Kind Logo- A Community of Kids Who Care

 

 

Mighty Kind is a magazine to inspire a global community of kids who care.

We celebrate world cultures, share big ideas in personal development and work toward making the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time. We focus on kindness and compassion as a foundation for anti-bias learning and conversations while aiming to provide a platform for diverse voices and perspectives.

Each issue of our 64-page publication is full of illustrated stories, fun activities and actionable volunteer opportunities to empower kids to tap into their natural capacity to love and learn while having fun. Our high-quality, quarterly publication is geared toward children and the grown-ups who mentor them.

 

 

If you think about it, it is human nature to be afraid of or reject the things we don’t know or understand. But once we learn enough to find common ground with people different from ourselves, it’s much easier to learn to respect, and maybe even appreciate, what was once strange and uncomfortable. We can learn (and therefore teach) kindness!

 

I'm Nadine, co-founder of Mighty Kind. As the daughter of a first generation American and a homeschooling mother of four children, I knew it was my responsibility as a parent to curate experiences for my children to foster cultural curiosity and appreciate and respect differences in order to develop empathy and have approachable, but meaningful conversations about bias and racism and how we can play a role in combatting them. If I wanted to help my kids grow into the kind of people who saw differences as opportunities, I needed to help them take adventures into the unknown. 

I truly believe that we all have an incredible capacity for kindness. Children hold so much power to do good in their small hands. Being mighty isn’t about doing great things or big things but doing what you can with what you have, wherever you may be. Our goal is to empower them to do kind things on purpose because they've trained their brain and heart to look for those chances to understand and help others. There is no act of kindness too small that the world isn’t better for it. 

 

 

Our magazine has grown its readership over the last year, but we are still very much in the start-up phase with our entire staff volunteering their time and talents. We have prioritized our finances in a way that allow us to compensate our artist and writer contributors with a stipend as well as cover production, printing, and fulfillment costs. 

With these funds, we will be able to plan for the longevity of the magazine for the next year and beyond, begin to compensate our incredible staff, pay market rates to our contributors, and work to expand our efforts beyond the pages of the magazine by partnering and support charitable organizations doing important work.

 

All rewards including our first three issues will be ready to ship in October. Rewards including Issue 4 will release in November in time for holiday gift-giving. All rewards beyond Issue 4 will be released quarterly in 2021. Please allow for possible shipping delays outside of our control as the current global pandemic has the potential to affect shipping times. 

 

 

In each ad-free issue of Mighty Kind, we create and curate content based on four main pillars designed to teach, engage, and inspire.

 

1. Issue Theme: Each issue includes feature articles and activities that revolve around a shared human experience. In Issue 1, we explored greetings around the globe.

2. Global Cultures: Next we take a deeper look into the traditions and way of life in a specific country or region. The first issue highlighted Mexico and included maps, facts, recipes, notes from a traveling kid-reporter, a penpal, and more. 

3. The Big Idea: We then guide children through a personal growth concept to help them develop a positive sense of self and a strong sense of moral character. In Issue 1, we covered diversity—what it is, why it matters—and provided activities to engage curious minds. 

4. Service: Finally, we encourage children to take action through service and volunteer work. Issue 1 included a guide for making DIY greeting cards and included a list of organizations that collect cards on behalf of those in need of some cheer. In this section, we also highlight the good work of kids around the globe showing our readers that you don't have to be big to be mighty. 

 

 

Our core content is developed for children ages 5-11. We also have included a grown-up section for parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone seeking tools to support kids in developing empathy and cultural awareness. Mighty Kind is now in several elementary school and public libraries across the United States and has been used as social studies, anti-bias, and social-emotional curriculum in both traditional classrooms and homeschool settings alike. 

 

 

“I can't say enough about this premier issue! It increases self awareness, explores big ideas and inspires compassion. We just pre-ordered our annual subscription!”

-Chassity Evans, blogger and mother

 

“Mighty Kind evokes childhood memories of the beloved Mr. Rogers and his essential teachings to children and adults alike--how to deeply respect our own and other's feelings and the power of kindness.”

-Lara Clayman, social worker, community organizer and mother

 

“This year, and every year at school and home, we focus on a whole child education, community service, and spreading kindness in our daily lives. This magazine is great for helping expand on all those topics I find most important!”

-Krisin Loe, blogger and mother

 

“This magazine is so sweet. It's informative, playful, and has some great practical tips for everyone.”

-Liz Kleinrock, antibias teacher

 

 

$9 Level: Choose a digital copy of Issue 1: Greetings, Issue 2: Natural Wonders, or Issue 3: Breaking Bread

$18 Level: Choose a print copy of Issue 1: Greetings, Issue 3: Breaking Bread, or pre-order your copy of Issue 4: Stories, Legends, and Me

$35 Level: Digital Issue + Activity Page Bundle to include Issues 1, 2 & 3 and their printable activity pages

$50 Level: Print Poster Bundle to include one 8.5"x11" printed poster of each cover art image from issues 1-3 as well as a Mighty Kind quote poster (four prints total)

$75 Level: Pre-Order Issues 4, 5, 6, and 7! Issue 4 is due to release in November and the remaining pre-ordered issues will release in 2021

$125 Level: Gift Bundle including print copies of Issues 1-4 (Issue 2 is currently only available through this fundraiser due to limited quantity!) and four print posters from the Print Poster Bundle

$150 Level: Big Bundle to include everything in the Gift Bundle as well as the digital copies of Issues 1-4

$100 Level: Sponsor SEO- We will proudly display AND LINK your name or your company name to our sponsors page on our website. Talk about awesome SEO (when your name or company ranks higher on Google) for you or your brand.  

$250 Level: Supporter- 1 copy of Issue 4, digital copies of Issues 1-4, a hand-written thank you card, warm fuzzies, and a special thank you printed in Issue 4

$1000 Level: Investor- We cannot thank you enough for supporting Mighty Kind at this incredibly generous level. You'll receive print copies of Issues 1-7, a LIFETIME digital subscription starting with Issue 1 through forever, you or your business listed AND LINKED on our website, a special printed thank you in the next issue, more warm fuzzies and good vibes than we can count!

 

 

#1- $45,000: All backers will get the opportunity to vote on the country/culture we visit in Issue 6!

#2- $75,000: We will donate an issue of Mighty Kind to 100 elementary school libraries in underserved areas across the United States.

#3- $100,000: We will be able to incorporate regular charitable giving into our business model at 10% of our profit each month, starting with a $7,500 donation to organizations supporting social-emotional education and anti-bias/anti-racist education.

 

 

 

NADINE FONSECA | CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR | AUSTIN, TEXAS 

RACHEL SPEIRS | CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING EDITOR | OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

EMILY VAN DYKE | ART DIRECTOR | RESTON, VIRGINA

SUMMER ROMNEY | COPYEDITOR | COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

CORENE BINGHAM | CHARITABLE ACTION SPECIALIST | LAFAYETTE, CA

MACKENZIE CARLISLE | GRAPHIC DESIGNER | CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO

HANNAH CRUZ | JOURNALIST | CHICO, CALIFORNIA

JENNIFER FOOTE | FOUNDING ART DIRECTOR + DESIGNER | PROVO, UTAH

 

 

Please help us spread the word about our magazine and our fundraising campaign. We can't do this without you. Whether you are currently in a position to donate monetarily or not, sharing our campaign on social media, via email, text, phone, or word of mouth otherwise allows as many people as possible to potentially support our mission and further our goal in getting this educational resource out into the world and into as many hands a possible-- big and small!

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THANK YOU so much for your continued support!! We couldn't do it without you!

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Is Mighty Kind just for ages 5-12?

No! While we keep that age range in mind as we create content, this magazine is definitely meant to be enjoyed as a family with parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and so forth! It is also great for a classroom setting.

Additionally, we specifically included a grown-up section as a resource for parents, caregivers, leaders, educators, and others who contribute to the upbringing of children at this stage.

Will you be shipping internationally?

Yes! We want to sprinkle kindness like confetti all over the world! Currently, we are limited to mailing single issues of Mighty Kind internationally but hope to expand those offerings in the future. International shipping is only available on our website and not through our crowdfunding campaign.

If I chose a gift bundle reward, how do I the recipient's shipping info?

Once funded, we will send out an email requesting that exact information through a simple web form.

When will I receive my rewards?

All rewards that are tied to Issues 1-3 will be available in October as soon as the campaign closes. Any rewards tied to Issue 4 will be available in November when that issue releases. Please be patient as shipping times are estimated and may be affected by the current pandemic.

Will subscriptions be available?

We sure hope so, but we aren't quite ready to start them yet. Since we are a team of moms with children at home rather unexpectedly, we are trying to be gentle with ourselves and take things one step at a time. So while we aim to be a quarterly publication, we don't want anyone to pay for a subscription and not quite make it to four issues in a year as we had hoped our pace would be prior to the pandemic. We would rather keep our efforts and focus on quality over quantity!

 

 

Amy W
09/29/2020
Mighty Kind Issue 3: Breaking Bread
$18
Julia Hahn
09/29/2020
Print Poster Bundle
$50
09/28/2020
Pre-Order Issue 4: Stories, Legends & Me
$18
Anonymous Supporter
09/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Amanda L Berns
09/17/2020
Pre-Order Bundle: Issues 4-7 + Digital
$75
April White
09/14/2020
Digital Issue 2: Natural Wonders
$9
Patti McMurdie
09/13/2020
Mighty Kind Investor
$1,000
Anna Kedzuch
09/13/2020
Mighty Kind Issue 1: Greetings
$20
09/12/2020
Gift Bundle: Issues 1-4 + Posters
$125
Stephanie Thompson
09/11/2020
Gift Bundle: Issues 1-4 + Posters
$125
Monetary Contribution

Just because I care.

4 Supporters
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9.00 USD
Digital Issue 1: Greetings

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 1: Greetings DIGITAL FILE

Enjoy all this issue has to offer on the go! Easy downloads allow for you to carry your Mighty Kind issue with you on any mobile, tablet, or other digital device as a PDF! Great for road trips, airplane rides, or any time you're wanting portable reading and activity options. 

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9.00 USD
Digital Issue 2: Natural Wonders

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 2: Natural Wonders DIGITAL FILE

Enjoy all this issue has to offer on the go! Easy downloads allow for you to carry your Mighty Kind issue with you on any mobile, tablet, or other digital device as a PDF! Great for road trips, airplane rides, or any time you're wanting portable reading and activity options. 

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9.00 USD
Digital Issue 3: Breaking Bread

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 1: Greetings DIGITAL FILE

*Exclusively available through this fundraiser!*

Enjoy all this issue has to offer on the go! Easy downloads allow for you to carry your Mighty Kind issue with you on any mobile, tablet, or other digital device as a PDF! Great for road trips, airplane rides, or any time you're wanting portable reading and activity options. 

0 Supporters
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18.00 USD
Mighty Kind Issue 1: Greetings

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 1: Greetings

The Greetings Issue explores the many different ways we say hello with words and gestures from all around the globe. Learn why Tibetan monks stick out their tongues, how the handshake made history, why one hello made a big difference in one kid’s life and more. Our inaugural issue features an illustrated world map of hellos, a brand-new comic, a bilingual story about two unlikely friends, a guide to creating your own secret handshake, an animal-themed way to play the game of telephone and DIY greeting cards.

In this issue, we delve into Mexico, discuss diversity, highlight kids doing good, get tips for practicing greetings from a marriage and family therapist and send happy mail around the world—and we’re just getting started!

Cover art by Lourdes Villagómez. 

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18.00 USD
Mighty Kind Issue 3: Breaking Bread

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 3: Breaking Bread

Join us as we explore a world of food and share the many ways that food brings us all together. Learn how people all over the world show gratitude for what’s on their plates, hear from a chef-dad about how he cooks up kindness at home, and read about kids from all around the world who are finding ways to reduce food waste, feed the hungry, and forge friendships around food. We’ve also included recipes and games to further inspire your little chef.

In this issue, we visit France, practice sharing, and provide information on ways you can serve up kindness.

Cover art by Emily Van Dyke. 

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18.00 USD
Pre-Order Issue 4: Stories, Legends & Me

Storytelling is common to every culture around the world. In the upcoming issue, we'll examine the role that story plays in defining, shaping, and sharing culture and tradition. Because many stories have a moral lesson, we'll also take a deeper dive into the big idea of Integrity. Our country for issue 4 is Egypt, with a focus on the modern era. 

2 Supporters
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35.00 USD
Digital Issue + Activity Page Bundle

Issue 1: Greetings

Issue 1: Greetings - Activity Pages

Issue 1: Greetings - Greeting Card Template

Issue 2: Natural Wonders

Issue 2: Natural Wonders - Activity Pages

Issue 3: Breaking Bread

Issue 3: Breaking Bread - Activity Pages

0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Print Poster Bundle

One 8.5"x11" prints of each:

"Alebrije Greetings" (Issue 1 Cover)

"Mother Earth" (Issue 2 Cover)

"Breaking Bread" (Issue 3 Cover)

"Mighty Kind Quote" 

2 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Gift Bundle: Issues 1-4 + Posters

Physical copies of Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4. (The only way to get a copy of the Natural Wonders issue due to limited supply!)

8.5"x11" prints of all four covers and Mighty Kind quote poster.

Would make such an exciting holiday or birthday gift! 

*Exclusively available on this fundraiser*

 

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5 Supporters
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150.00 USD
Big Bundle: Issues 1-4, Posters, Digital

Physical copies of Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4. (The only way to get a physical copy of the Natural Wonders issue due to limited supply!)

8.5"x11" prints of all four covers and Mighty Kind quote poster.

Digital copies of Issues 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Would make such an exciting holiday or birthday gift! 

*Exclusively available on this fundraiser*

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1 Supporter
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100.00 USD
Mighty Kind Sponsor SEO

As a thank you for funding at this level, we will proudly display AND LINK your name or your company name to our sponsors page on our website. Talk about awesome SEO (when your name or company ranks higher on Google) for you or your brand.  

0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Mighty Kind Supporter

1 copy of Issue 4

Digital copies of Issues 1-4

A handwritten thank you card

Endless good vibes and warm fuzzies

A special thank you printed in Issue 4

0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Mighty Kind Investor

We cannot thank you enough for supporting Mighty Kind at this incredibly generous level. 

You'll receive:

-Print copies of Issues 1-7

-A LIFETIME digital subscription starting with Issue 1 through forever!

-You or your business listed AND LINKED on our website

-A special printed thank you in the next issue

-More warm fuzzies and good vibes than we can count!

1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just because I care.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
9.00 USD
Digital Issue 1: Greetings

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 1: Greetings DIGITAL FILE

Enjoy all this issue has to offer on the go! Easy downloads allow for you to carry your Mighty Kind issue with you on any mobile, tablet, or other digital device as a PDF! Great for road trips, airplane rides, or any time you're wanting portable reading and activity options. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
9.00 USD
Digital Issue 2: Natural Wonders

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 2: Natural Wonders DIGITAL FILE

Enjoy all this issue has to offer on the go! Easy downloads allow for you to carry your Mighty Kind issue with you on any mobile, tablet, or other digital device as a PDF! Great for road trips, airplane rides, or any time you're wanting portable reading and activity options. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
9.00 USD
Digital Issue 3: Breaking Bread

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 1: Greetings DIGITAL FILE

*Exclusively available through this fundraiser!*

Enjoy all this issue has to offer on the go! Easy downloads allow for you to carry your Mighty Kind issue with you on any mobile, tablet, or other digital device as a PDF! Great for road trips, airplane rides, or any time you're wanting portable reading and activity options. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
18.00 USD
Mighty Kind Issue 1: Greetings

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 1: Greetings

The Greetings Issue explores the many different ways we say hello with words and gestures from all around the globe. Learn why Tibetan monks stick out their tongues, how the handshake made history, why one hello made a big difference in one kid’s life and more. Our inaugural issue features an illustrated world map of hellos, a brand-new comic, a bilingual story about two unlikely friends, a guide to creating your own secret handshake, an animal-themed way to play the game of telephone and DIY greeting cards.

In this issue, we delve into Mexico, discuss diversity, highlight kids doing good, get tips for practicing greetings from a marriage and family therapist and send happy mail around the world—and we’re just getting started!

Cover art by Lourdes Villagómez. 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
18.00 USD
Mighty Kind Issue 3: Breaking Bread

MIGHTY KIND — Issue 3: Breaking Bread

Join us as we explore a world of food and share the many ways that food brings us all together. Learn how people all over the world show gratitude for what’s on their plates, hear from a chef-dad about how he cooks up kindness at home, and read about kids from all around the world who are finding ways to reduce food waste, feed the hungry, and forge friendships around food. We’ve also included recipes and games to further inspire your little chef.

In this issue, we visit France, practice sharing, and provide information on ways you can serve up kindness.

Cover art by Emily Van Dyke. 

56 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
18.00 USD
Pre-Order Issue 4: Stories, Legends & Me

Storytelling is common to every culture around the world. In the upcoming issue, we'll examine the role that story plays in defining, shaping, and sharing culture and tradition. Because many stories have a moral lesson, we'll also take a deeper dive into the big idea of Integrity. Our country for issue 4 is Egypt, with a focus on the modern era. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Digital Issue + Activity Page Bundle

Issue 1: Greetings

Issue 1: Greetings - Activity Pages

Issue 1: Greetings - Greeting Card Template

Issue 2: Natural Wonders

Issue 2: Natural Wonders - Activity Pages

Issue 3: Breaking Bread

Issue 3: Breaking Bread - Activity Pages

0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Print Poster Bundle

One 8.5"x11" prints of each:

"Alebrije Greetings" (Issue 1 Cover)

"Mother Earth" (Issue 2 Cover)

"Breaking Bread" (Issue 3 Cover)

"Mighty Kind Quote" 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Gift Bundle: Issues 1-4 + Posters

Physical copies of Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4. (The only way to get a copy of the Natural Wonders issue due to limited supply!)

8.5"x11" prints of all four covers and Mighty Kind quote poster.

Would make such an exciting holiday or birthday gift! 

*Exclusively available on this fundraiser*

 

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5 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Big Bundle: Issues 1-4, Posters, Digital

Physical copies of Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4. (The only way to get a physical copy of the Natural Wonders issue due to limited supply!)

8.5"x11" prints of all four covers and Mighty Kind quote poster.

Digital copies of Issues 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Would make such an exciting holiday or birthday gift! 

*Exclusively available on this fundraiser*

3 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Mighty Kind Sponsor SEO

As a thank you for funding at this level, we will proudly display AND LINK your name or your company name to our sponsors page on our website. Talk about awesome SEO (when your name or company ranks higher on Google) for you or your brand.  

0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Mighty Kind Supporter

1 copy of Issue 4

Digital copies of Issues 1-4

A handwritten thank you card

Endless good vibes and warm fuzzies

A special thank you printed in Issue 4

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Mighty Kind Investor

We cannot thank you enough for supporting Mighty Kind at this incredibly generous level. 

You'll receive:

-Print copies of Issues 1-7

-A LIFETIME digital subscription starting with Issue 1 through forever!

-You or your business listed AND LINKED on our website

-A special printed thank you in the next issue

-More warm fuzzies and good vibes than we can count!

1 Supporter
Select this reward