Students at KIPP Explore in Houston as seen on the companion television show, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!
Literacy-Based Program Brings the Power of Storytelling to the Fight Against Bullying
For over 20 years, educators have been using Chicken Soup for the Soul books in the classroom. Now Chicken Soup for the Soul has teamed up with education experts, anti-bullying experts and the non-profit Boniuk Foundation to bring Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes, a literacy-based anti-bullying program, to schools nationwide.
Proactive Bullying Prevention
While other programs react to bullying situations that have already occurred, Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes is a proactive bullying prevention program—designed to promote respect and compassion and to stop bullying behaviors before they start.
Social and Emotional Learning Skills
This educational program uses the power of storytelling, with stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul books, to improve literacy while teaching social and emotional learning skills to students.
Literacy-Based Lesson Plans
Using literacy-based lesson plans makes it easy to integrate the program into already busy school days. The 12 lesson plans per grade and the accompanying student journals are aligned both nationally and to all 50 states’ specific literacy and social emotional standards.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes was developed in conjunction with Resources for Learning, a leading education consulting firm with more than 25 years experience, and has an extensive teacher training program presented by Alex Kajitani, a California Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year.
Passion and Commitment
“Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes is one of the most important projects we have ever undertaken and we are excited and proud to be part of the solution to the bullying behaviors that plague our schools today,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
“This is part of our foundation’s larger mission to create more tolerance, respect, compassion, and kindnessâ€¨in all segments of society. The result is that students learn to acceptâ€¨and respect people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and culture—one story at a time,” said Dr. Milton Boniuk, founder of The Boniuk Foundation.
In Schools Nationwide
Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes is on sale nationwide for first through sixth grades using Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be the Best You Can Be. The curriculum will be expanded to middle school in Fall 2016 and high school in Fall 2017 using Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future.