No Name Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel The Misfits by James Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends trying to survive the seventh grade in the face of all too frequent taunts based on their weight, height, intelligence, sexual orientation, and gender expression. The friends create a new political party during student council elections and run on a platform aimed at wiping out name-calling of all kinds. The No-Name Party wins the support of the school’s principal for their cause and their idea for a “No Name-Calling Day” at school.
Launch a program at your school.
Promote an art exhibit or essay competition.
Review your school’s policies and make changes that will impact students now.
Use #NoNameCallingWeek to share your story and experience on social media. Spread #KindnessInAction everywhere you go!