Our Story

SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World

Our Mission

We provide opportunities encouraging all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset, and behaviors.

Our Vision

Make a Ripple to Change the World by Connecting Communities.

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Our Values:

Youth Development

We recognize that people are not born with hate. By educating our youth, we are setting the stage for increased consciousness, civil engagement, and interaction among people of different backgrounds. Our youth will take us ONWARD to a more peaceful world.

Interfaith Dialogue & Cooperation

We encourage all people (YOU) to come together with their faith, values, and spirituality to cultivate a more religiously pluralistic community that fosters education, thereby creating a more peaceful and culturally competent society.

Community Connections

We seek to CONNECT people and their communities through kindness, understanding, and love, thus creating a ripple effect.

Health & Wellness

We encourage people to care and LOVE themselves in mind, body, and spirit, understanding that by attending to their own needs they will be better equipped to also care for the broader community.

DISCOVERy

We strive to remain curious by encouraging people to GO forward in understanding themselves, OTHERS, and the world by continuous learning and personal growth at every age and at every life stage. Lifelong learning.

What is SevenDays®?

The SevenDays® experience provides opportunities encouraging all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset and behavior. In April 2014, after a white supremacist murdered three Kansas City people because of his hate for Jews, two families and our community joined hands and hearts to shine a light on the darkness of hate.

Why SevenDays®?

We are not born to hate. Hate is taught. While we are born to love and be loved… kindness can also be taught. We teach kindness. By focusing on kindness through a variety of themes over multiple days we are more apt to form a habit of kindness.

Our themed days – LOVE, DISCOVER, OTHERS, CONNECT, YOU, GO and ONWARD – each allow for community to engage, learn, adjust mindset and to act.

SevenDays® provides a booming voice of kindness. We practice kindness, interfaith appreciation and personal healing throughout our experiences. We strive to reach people near and far who could either receive or give kindness. Making kindness a continuous, daily habit, we know our world will be better, ripple by ripple. Stopping hate crimes is our vision.

How you can be part of SevenDays®

When you participate in SevenDays® you learn something new, meet someone you didn’t know before and find yourself more willing to offer kindness to those with whom you typically would not associate. A person you once considered an “other” is sure to become a friend.

Be the ripple of kindness someone needs. SevenDays® can help you find the knowledge you need to do so and the courage to take the next step. You will make a difference with personal participation at our events. You’ll find information about our upcoming events here.

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Our 2021 Planning Team

Event Chairs

CONNECT Day
Meghan Coleman*
Jordin MacKenzie**
Alana Muller

DISCOVER Day
Sunayana Dumala
Caroline Haines*
Laura Kinney
Kate Levinson*

Friends of SevenDays®
Mindy Corporon
Kate Jehlik**
Kristen Strathman*

GO Day
Sahar Baha*
Beth Roller
Georgia Winfield**

Kindness Art Show
Graciela Albarran-Bautista*
Abby Cornelius
Georgia Winfield**

LOVE Day
Cindy Bowling
Caroline Clarke*
Kelly Haas
Hailey Hayton**

ONWARD Day
Reagan Arnold*
Bill Bergerson
Lindsey Joslin*
Dave Stein

OTHERS Day
Pam Popp
Rajitha Velekaturi**
Lila Voltmer*

Patron Party
Paige Harris*
Sue Mosby
Audrie Seeley
Zoe Sher**

YOU Day
Prakhya Kakumanu**
Kaela Rorvig
Emma Sandler**

Support Chairs

College Outreach
Jill Andersen
Ella L’Heureux*

Kindness Youth Leadership Team
Jill Anderson
Bella Macphearson*

Marketing
Elisa Berg
Shreya Koduri*

Photography
Addie Dreiling*
Vivian Nazzaro
Mark Ziegler*

Public Relations
Ruth Bigus
Jenny Goza*
Julia Kim**

Security
Pete Beatle

Social Media
Shayleigh Baker*
Hannah Michelson

Walk Registration
Brandy Hamill
Janelle Mccarren
Niki Singh*

Walk T-Shirts
Ian Hammer*
Len Losen
Emily Ohide*

Youth Competitions
Sophia McCurdy*
Meredith Webster
Keely Wright*

*Denotes a first-year member of our Kindness Youth Leadership Team.
**Denotes a repeat (2+ years) member of our Kindness Youth Leadership Team.