Kids Spread Kindness with Coffee Cup Art in Mental Health Initiative

Kids Spread Kindness with Coffee Cup Art in Mental Health Initiative

In Manistique, MI, a local coffee shop and school kids teamed up for Mental Health Awareness Month. Students from Emerald Elementary and Big Bay de Noc School decorated coffee cup sleeves with cheerful drawings and uplifting messages. The initiative at The Grind Coffee House aims to instill kindness and self-awareness in kids while offering emotional support to customers. Messages like "Stronger than the storm" and "Say 'yes' to new adventures" have brought smiles—and even tears—to those who needed a boost. The project underscores the impact of kind words and community involvement, giving kids a sense of purpose and inclusion. According to the school's interim principal, it also teaches children the importance of mental health and support, which could positively influence future mental health statistics.

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