By Aiden Lenox
Kind is the New Cool was established in 2019 to end one of the top concern in schools, bullying. It is a common problem that many students in elementary, junior high and high school often face. It is crucial for students at each school to band together and form a kind and inclusive community that advocates anti-bullying.
Right before I started high school, he learned about a lunchtime inclusiveness club organization, We Dine Together. I was interested, learned more about the club, and started a chapter at my high school, Walnut Hills.
Soon after starting, a Walnut Hills administrator endorsed me to attend a bullying forum hosted with Cincinnati Public Schools and Cohear Organization. I then was introduced to Mike Moroski who was interested in learning more about the club. He then invited me to speak to the Student Achievement’s Committee of Cincinnati Public Schools to discuss my initiatives.
Moroski then introduced me to Molly Wellmann, a Cincinnati entrepreneur, who was bullied as a student. Wellmann was interested in anti-bullying initiatives and fundraising for the club. Her goal was to spread kindness driven clubs such as We Dine Together to schools in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. As a result, Molly Wellmann, Anna Tewell, my family and I decided to create a new nonprofit called Kind is the New Cool to help spread kindness-based initiatives throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools.