In the hundreds of visits to schools since I have begun my travels, there is always a noticeable “buzz” of positive energy among the student body in the schools that have a year-long kindness program instituted. It is a “buzz” of excitement and one of respect that students have toward one another. To me, the most important part of the formula is that the program be goal oriented and year-long, every school year. Goal oriented, and year-long, every school year; these are the key components to success of any program. A One Million Acts Of Kindness program, or any kindness program for that matter, needs to be a part of the fabric of student life at all schools. Students respecting each other all day, every day, year after year. One Million Acts Of Kindness is an individual lifetime goal for every child, it is lifelong and goal oriented.
There is one key component I haven’t mentioned and it is a continuation of the program the moment the children walk out of school and arrive home – Parents. More about this tomorrow.
Today’s art is from a talented student at Millridge Elementary School in Mayfield Heights, Ohio