Great Kindness Challenge


Congratulations to the SWISD for being the only school district in the San Antonio, TX Region to be "Kindness Certified"!


2017 Statistics

10,493,866 Students participated

15,057 schools were involved

524,693,300 Acts of Kindness performed by the students

91 countries were involved

We are pleased to feature the following School Districts and Schools who are on their way to becoming "Kindness Certified."  To become "Kindness Certified", a school must participate in the Great Kindness Challenge held each year in January.  All the students are given a checklist of "Acts of Kindness" that they try to complete during the week.  At the end of the week, all the acts are tallied and submitted to the Great Kindness Challenge Organization.  In 2016, over 5 million children participated worldwide and completed 250,718,100 acts of kindness!

This year the Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) in San Antonio, Texas, is gearing up to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge being held January 23-27, 2017.  All 17 schools are excited and participating and we will have more information on their success once the challenge is complete.

Kudos to Dr. Verstuyft and the other administrators for putting everything in place so the entire district could participate.  

Here is a list of the SWISD individual schools participating:

McNair Middle School

McAuliffe Middle School

Resnik Middle School

Scobee Middle School

Big Country Elementary

Bob Hope Elementary

Elm Creek Elementary

Hidden Cove Elementary

Indian Creek Elementary

Kriewald Elementary

Medio Creek Elementary

Sky Harbor Elementary

Sun Valley Elementary

Southwest Elementary

Spicewood Park Elementary

Southwest High School

9th Grade Campus

Southwest Academy

From the Northeast Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, the following schools have signed up to be Kindness Certified:

​Serna Elementary School


"I encourage all schools, school districts and education centers to become Kindness Certified. In 2016, over 5 million children completed 250 million acts of kindness during the Great Kindness Challenge Week.

In 2017, The Great Kindness Challenge was held January 23-27, 2017.   Please encourage all of your kids to participate in future challenges and you may even challenge a neighboring school to see who has more acts of kindness at the end of the week.

The purpose of this challenge is to foster an environment that will encourage kindness year around and discourage bullying.

Please visit to register and for more information.  I am very honored to named one of the Kindness Ambassadors for the program and will help you in anyway to get started!" - Sharon M. Blacknall, San Antonio Great Kindness Challenge Ambassador