February gives us Valentine's Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day, which are opportunities to make sure every person experiences connection. Black History Month isn't the only time we include stories of African American history in our instruction and conversation, but it is an opportunity to bring it to the forefront.
- Black History Month: Explore the role of African Americans in U.S. history and service.
- Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17): Take time this day and week to do something kind for someone else.
- Valentine's Day (February 14): Young people demonstrate their caring and friendship through acts of caring and kindness.
- Presidents' Day (Third Monday of February): This is a day to explore the role of presidents in advancing social justice, human rights, and personal responsibility. See lesson plans below.