The Foundations program provides a year-long curriculum guided by PowerPoints through which teachers guide students through Miss Kendra’s List, supported by fictional letters to Miss Kendra and hypothetical student experiences. The program is implemented through weekly 30-minute lessons.
Students learn through stories, building empathy and understanding for characters facing difficult feelings and challenges. Foundations gives school districts greater flexibility and an accessible toolkit to address and minimize the impact of trauma and toxic stress.
Miss Kendra Programs are available for grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade
Miss Kendra’s Toolbox
Miss Kendra Time Lessons
Students learn The Legend of Miss Kendra through weekly lessons led by their teachers, based on a structured curriculum.
Red Bead Moments
Students are given red wooden beads when they share significantly stressful experiences, following Miss Kendra’s lead in saying, “This red bead is for your strength.”
By writing letters to Miss Kendra and receiving a letter back from her, students unburden themselves and learn to articulate their thoughts and feelings.
Miss Kendra’s Red Hat
The red hat represents the magic of Miss Kendra, for Miss Kendra can be imagined by each student in their own way, of any age, of any race, of any nationality. All that matters is taking the time to make a child feel seen and heard.
Miss Kendra’s List
Miss Kendra’s List is the backbone of the Program. It stands up to the major adversities in a child’s life. The List is a Declaration to Protect Children!Download the Parent Information Guide
No child should:
- be harmed because of their race, religion, or gender.
- be left alone for a long time.
- be bullied or told they are no good.
- be touched in their private parts.
- have to see other people hurt each other.
- be scared by gun violence at home or in school.
- it makes a child feel bad about themselves.
- it makes a child not care about school.
- it makes a child feel sad or scared or lonely.
- it makes a child feel angry and want to fight too much.
- it makes a child feel like not trying hard or giving up.
- it makes a child worry a lot about their family.