Secret Agents of Kindness


What makes secret agents so interesting? The mystery around them? The cool gadgets and super skills they possess? Or the difference they make in a situation of crisis? Whatever the answer might be, there is no doubt that all of us have at some point in life admired, or even wanted to become a secret agent who has the power to change the way the world works. Now what if you are a secret agent of kindness – a person who makes the world better, one kind act at a time.

That is exactly what Ferial Pearson, nationally recognized and award-winning high school teacher, conceived in her program called Secret Agents of Kindness. According to Debra Ginsberg, anonymity is a key element of the program which is oriented towards students. Teachers like Erin Mangahis, who have successfully implemented this program, vouch for its effectiveness in cultivating a selfless and kind culture in her students.

You also have the ability to become a secret agent of kindness, for it requires only one super power – Kindness. You can be a help or blessing, even in a small way to the homeless pregnant women at Sheltering Grace Ministry. Learn more about how you can help us by being a part of our #Be1of5000 program. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and loved ones.

Secret Agents of Kindness

By Debra Ginsberg

“Kindness,” Mark Twain said, “is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Acts of kindness, however small, also have a way of dissolving the barriers that isolate us within our own worldviews. In this way, kindness benefits both the giver and the receiver.

It was an intrinsic understanding of this concept that attracted Erin Mangahis to Secret Kindness Agents, a program founded by a fellow educator, Ferial Pearson.

Mangahis has spent almost half her life as a teacher and nearly all of those years teaching English language arts at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego. She’s an astute observer of her students’ ability to practice inclusiveness and understanding of one another’s unique identities. And, as a scholar of written and verbal language, she has always made it a priority to allow her students opportunities to deepen their vocabulary of awareness and empathy.

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Sheltering Grace Ministry, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry headquartered in Marietta, GA. We resolve the initial crisis of homelessness by providing a safe place to live during pregnancy and by providing mothers with the tools they need to improve decision-making, to enhance employment options, and increase family income, to act responsibly as the head of their household, and to develop the self-reliance to progress to permanent independent living. Please join us in renewing and rebuilding the lives of these brave women – #Be1of5000.

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