APNM underwrites subscriptions to Kind News™ to schools throughout New Mexico. Kind News™ is a publication of the Humane Society of the United States that contains intriguing stories about wild and domestic animals that teach students humane values. The five magazines received by the students each year feature activity guides, quizzes and online resources, making it more than just a magazine, but an excellent tool to contribute to any elementary school classroom education. A teacher resource book with reproducible handouts is included with the subscription, as is a classroom poster. Each student receives his or her own ID card with the magazines. The Kind News™ age-appropriate content is published in three reading levels (grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-6).
The theme of Kind News™ is kindness to people and animals and respect for natural habitats. Its emphasis on humane values, such as fairness, compassion and responsibility, encourages good character in children. Its colorful design, simple vocabulary and engaging subject matter instill good reading habits.