Students at Heritage Oak Private Education performed almost 1,200 random acts of kindness through a schoolwide campaign in October 2019. The two-week effort included actions that happened at home, in the community, and at school.
Their campaign began with a coastal cleanup day for the city of Yorba Linda, California. Students and faculty then progressed to other activities, helping neighbors, removing trash, and bringing home-cooked meals to families.
The students also hosted a family service night during this time. Everyone stuffed bags full of essential toiletries for underprivileged youth in the area. They also decorated placements for the local Meals on Wheels program, and then the kids wrote letters to local firefighters and police officers.
Richfield Public School Academy Accomplished the Same Feat
The Richfield Public School Academy started a program called I’m Concerned About the Blueberries. It’s now in its seventh year of operation. Each student is encouraged to perform three random acts of kindness before sharing their stories to inspire others in the community.
Many of the students who participate in this program in Flint, Michigan, are on their third or fourth year of sharing kindness.
These ambassadors often say that committing random acts of kindness becomes a lifestyle, so they don’t stop at the minimum number.
It began as a pilot program of just 100 kids in 2014. Now about 1,000 teens and adolescents are working to become part of the solution.
That means there’s only one question left to ask. How could you perform a random act of kindness today?