About BETHEKINDKID and JAM
Two first grade students, a rock star teacher, and a vision of a kinder future – introducing JAM!
JAM was established when two students approached their teacher Maureen Frew at Avonworth Primary Center in Pittsburgh, PA in April of 2016 requesting to start an after-school “making” club. The club creates items, such as their trademarked #bethekindkid shirts, to donate or sell for profit to benefit causes of their choice. Through their work with a variety of charitable foundations, the children learn about a world that needs help, and are being empowered to make a difference.
JAM Enterprises, whose name represents the first initial of each of the founding members, Julia and Amelia and their teacher Maureen, is now a student-run nonprofit organization of 50 students in Grade K – 6 who meet each week. By sharing their business model, their new mission is to help other schools set up their own JAMs, so their kindness movement can continue to spread.