VOTE FOR THE 2024 #FREEHUGS POSTCARD

Each year, we ask student artists in our Dance Floor Theory community to create new designs for our FREE HUGS Postcard for the upcoming school year. As we move into another year, we need your help in picking the final design for our new FREE HUGS postcard. Thanks to the incredibly talented students, we had a lot of […]

Design Our 2024 #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the world? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the rundown: Swift Kick loves free hugs, both virtual and in-person. We want to spread that love as far as it […]

Stop Trying to Engage Your Entire Community With The Same Type of Activities

It was a sad situation, knowing that the group spent thousands of dollars and no one showed up to the event.  I was working with a university in Georgia that was hosting an outdoor adventure day for their campus. Ironically, it was raining that day, so they had to move the adventure indoors. The entire […]

And the Winning 2023 #FreeHugs Postcard Is…

Thank you to everyone who has participated by submitting wonderful designs and voting for our 2023 #FreeHugs postcard! We are so grateful to Kevin Battersby for such creative contributions. He designed six wonderful postcards for us, and through your votes, one was chosen! Kevin works at Lehigh University as the Assistant Director of Housing. 3 […]

Design Our 2023 #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the world? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the rundown: Swift Kick loves free hugs, both virtual and in-person. We want to spread that love as far as it […]

3 Reasons Why Your Online Community Needs To Meet In-Person

Meeting Barack Obama for the first time wasn’t the most nerve-wracking part of my day.  Jill and Aire’s friendship solidified after an activity they did during their fourth virtual success meeting through an organization called The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). The two kept nodding in agreement as if they were of one […]

And the Winning 2022 #FreeHugs Postcard Is…

Thank you to everyone who has participated by submitting wonderful designs and voting for our 2022 #FreeHugs postcard! We are so grateful to Jonny Division Martinez for such creative contributions. She designed 3 wonderful postcards for us and through your votes, one was chosen! Jonny is an Early Childhood Education (PreK – 4) major with […]

Design Our 2022 #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the world? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the rundown: Swift Kick loves free hugs, both virtual and in-person. We want to spread that love as far as it […]

Have You Heard The Exciting New News? SAMI IS BACK!

For those who may not know, Sami Litchert worked here at Swift Kick in 2016 as one of our interns. After an internship with us, she moved on to Grad School at Kutztown University. While studying Student Affairs in Higher Education and Administration, Sami held a Graduate Hall Director position at Cedar Crest College. After […]

The Future of Free Hugs During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Anyone who’s been a part of the Swift Kick family over the past 14 years knows that introducing the Free Hugs campaign to new people is a core part of our training. It’s how we teach people to build a Culture of Connection™ where everyone feels welcomed, connected, and engaged. But what about now, in […]

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