The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) is an internationally recognized nonprofit inspiring a culture of kindness schools, homes, and communities. We believe kindness is more than a nice idea; it’s critical to the success of all schools and the creation of just and caring societies. RAK offers resources (bilingual K-12 Common Core-aligned lesson plans and activities) as well as videos, quotes, group activities, and a robust social media community. All for free. Our research shows that teaching kindness not only boosts social, emotional and academic learning, it also nurtures a trusting school climate, improves teacher retention and facilitates classroom management.