Miami Dade College Once Again Joins Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for #BeKind21 Challenge

Miami, Sept. 2, 2020 – Miami Dade College (MDC) again joins the national effort to spread kindness through Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and its 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge (#BeKind21) from Sept. 1 – 21.

Inspired by the idea that habits are formed by repeating an activity for 21 consecutive days, the #BeKind21 campaign calls on participants to practice an act of kindness each day through Sept. 21. Culminating on the U.N. International Day of Peace, the challenge invites schools and colleges to kick-off the new school year by establishing kinder habits, and for corporate partners, nonprofit partners, and all other participants to head into the fall with a spirit of compassion and kindness across their organizations and in their communities.

MDC students will be able to engage in a variety of online, socially-distanced activities, such as  yoga and meditation, supporting the college food pantry, discussions on mental health stigmas and sending messages of gratitude that will be shared with the College community on social media and through the College’s student engagement platform, Sharknet. Students are encouraged to take the pledge and share their experience using the hashtags #BeMDC and #BeKind21.

The Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, with the goal of creating a kinder and braver world. The organization seeks to support the mental and emotional wellness of young people by putting their needs, ideas, and voices first. They build action-oriented programs and useful resources for youth to thrive and drive change in their communities and work with leading researchers and youth themselves to improve understanding of the factors that affect their wellness and empowerment. To learn more, visit

Take the pledge to be kind and view the full calendar of MDC #Bekind21 activities at or contact MDC’s Student Life Department at