Kount on Kindness Mission Statement
Why Is Kindness Important?
Dr. Chris Thurber established the idea of Kount on Kindness with IGC Director, Brent Klaus. Their goal is to highlight and reinforce positivity for the benefit of the gymnastics community.
“Some schools and camps have tried zero tolerance policies or harsh punishments to deal with misbehavior. However, recent research suggests that both approaches miss the opportunity to teach young people positive, prosocial behavior. With our Kount on Kindness campaign, IGC leads the way by coaching young people to take care of one another. Kount on Kindness aims to increase caring behavior by teaching kids the social benefits of unselfishness and connection.”
– Chris Thurber, board-certified clinical psychologist, author, and teacher is a graduate of Harvard University and UCLA. Dr. Thurber is a workshop leader at International Gymnastics Camp. Each summer, Dr. Thurber educates IGC’s staff on youth development, mental health, summer camp safety, leadership and supervision.