New Branches Charter Academy is proud to be a be nice. school!

be nice. is a four-step Action Plan to notice, invite, challenge and empower individuals to take action when they or someone they know may be experiencing a change in their mental health. Take it a step further, and be nice. becomes a Program that uses the Action Plan as a basis for mental health and suicide prevention education in schools, workplaces, and faith congregations.

Green thumbs up in a circleThe first step in n.i.c.e is taking time to notice what is good, what is right and what we could do better to make everyone feel like they belong.

The second step in n.i.c.e. is inviting ourselves to make a change. Remember the small things make a big difference.

After you have invited yourself to change, it’s time to challenge others to join you in the movement.

Four hands holding each others wrists in a circleThe final step in n.i.c.e. is to empower your entire school and community to embrace the principles of being nice.