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Don't take our word for it, take their word for it.

"I can see this thing going nationwide. I can see it going viral, because it has all the great elements. It has grassroots support, it has stakeholders, it has a process, and it has a product. And that product is a Tacky Box. You put all those things together and it's going to work."

Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Former Superintendent of Schools, Dallas ISD

"It is our opinion that the Tacky Box materials will assist our educators in creating a kinder world and more respectful school culture by enabling students to correct their own inappropriate interactions with peers. We are excited about partnering with the Tacky Box organization to build a caring school climate and ultimately a more respectful society."

Dr. Sylvia Lopez, Former Director of School Counseling, Dallas ISD

"The lesson behind Tacky Box and the boxes themselves are a great way to practice self-awareness and self-management to recognize and block negative words out of the heart and minds of our students. This tool is a very tactile and intentional approach to helping students practice and develop SEL skills throughout the day, every day."

Juany Veldespino-Gaytan, Former Executive Director Dallas ISD's Social & Emotional Learning Dept.

"What we noticed was that our students really started to think about what they say before they say it, and think about their future and how they as people are viewed by others."

Laura Garza, Principal, Annie Webb Blanton Elementary School

"Elementary counselors are grateful and excited about the Tacky Box Collaboration with school and SEL staff to bring this tangible tool for kindness to life for young students."

Sherri Vault, Counseling Coordinator Dallas ISD Counseling Services Dept.

"As adults we often forget to remind students how to love one another, and instead pick on their downfalls. I am always looking for ways to implement a positive learning environment and model to children what it means to be kind. Tacky Box was the perfect example for my children to use in everyday life, not just in school. Knowing that my children not only had fun but had also learned a valuable lesson made this teacher’s heart swell! I cannot wait to use Tacky Box in my classroom again next year!"

Alexa Locke, Team READ Instructor, Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard

"I think this will be a model for the country because it is genuine, authentic, it is something that is home-grown and it is something that works. It gets the students excited and what’s even more exciting is it got our counselors excited about it."

Superintendent of Schools

"I think this is a simple yet ingenious way to take a step back and critically examine the words the children around us are using to tell others how they feel, as they attempt to join in social interactions, or as they communicate with their peers."

Elementary School Counselor

"Kids really enjoyed the Tacky Box Assembly! They have been enjoying pulling out their boxes and writing down their tacky words or phrases."

Second Grade Teacher

"The Tacky Boxes work! The kids were involved and responding because they knew when the said something wrong!"

First Grade Teacher

"I heard this one little girl say: ‘You’re not supposed to use words like that .. you have to put that in your Tacky Box!"

Third Grade Teacher

"Some of the students have even been taking their Tacky Boxes out from their backpacks and writing down words during their recess outside and encouraging each other not to use Tacky Words."

Third Grade Teacher

"I looked at students throughout the program and noticed they really connected with the characters and imagined themselves in those real-life situations."

Elementary School Assistant Principal

"I have been working with these guys since years now! With lots of hard work and timely communication they made sure they delivered the best to me. Highly recommended!"

John Doe

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