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Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue

For Ages:  9-11
Program Length:  5 one hour lessons
Setting:  For schools and youth settings

With five core values of character education as its focus—Cooperation, Responsibility, Empathy, Perseverance, and Citizenship—the Two by Two® Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue Program challenges children ages 9-11 to work together as family units and make thoughtful decisions for family members and their family pet.


What to Expect

The program begins with children becoming part of a simulated “family” that is responsible for preparing their family members and pets for any type of problem they may encounter during a camping adventure. Each week, “Captain Character” pays a visit to provide a dilemma and to cheer participants on in their character development. Children must cooperate and learn to make responsible, empathetic decisions in order to persevere and become good citizens. Working together as a family unit is the key component to becoming a Kindhearted Kid to the Rescue.

What resonated with my child during the Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue Program the most was working together with others is how to accomplish goals.

4th Grade Parent | Dubuque Community Schools

How does it fit academically?

The Two by Two® Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue program is based on National Education Standards and the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) Mindset and Student Success Benchmarks. In addition, it is a cross-curricular program that incorporates reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, guidance, health and wellness, music, and art throughout the five, one-hour lessons. Two by Two® Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue is the sequel to the primary level program, Two by Two® Kindhearted Kids, though it may also operate as a “stand alone” program.

The Two by Two® Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue program is a cooperative learning adventure created by award-winning educators and piloted for effectiveness in Dubuque, Iowa, where Two by Two Character Development is headquartered.

Lesson 1

Learn to Cooperate

Students learn how to become kind, respectful, and responsible Kindhearted Kids by caring for a stuffed dog or cat.



Making Responsible Decisions

Students learn ways to be responsible while being a helping hand.


Lesson 3

Demonstrate Perseverance and Cooperation

Students learn how to make good decisions by learning how to be an empathetic thinker.



Demonstrate Empathy and Respect

Students practice how to be empathetic to all living things.



Becoming Good Citizens

Students learn how to be responsible citizens and demonstrate leadership.


In compliance with

American School Counselor Association

National Education Standards


I continue to utilize the Keys to Cooperation during small and large group activities! Using these Keys has helped students become more involved and respectful to their peers.

4th Grade Teacher | Dubuque Community Schools

Kindhearted Kids to the Rescue


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