“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” The novelist Henry James’ career ended about 100 years before Thinking Forward began its work of bringing arts-based character education to Toronto area schools, but his words hit to the heart of one of our desired outcomes – that students would come to see that if they consistently choose kindness, life is better for them, for others, and for their community.

            We are grateful to have been able to impact over 800 students in the last calendar year, and are excited for every single one we will have the opportunity to work with in the coming year. We are also keenly aware that without the kindness and generosity of individual donors, our volunteers and those who have given us grants, this work would not be possible; thank you to each one of you. If you’re reading this and would like to help in any way, please reach out!