Bessemer Academy students take on the Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 25-29, 2016

Bessemer Academy students take on the Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 25-29, 2016

Students at Bessemer Academy are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge which is the week we emphasize acts of kindness and service.  Each student in grades K5-12 was given a list of 50 acts of kindness with the goal of checking them all off this week. Parents, please talk with your student about the challenge and encourage him or her to participate. We are looking forward to hearing stories from the Rebel Nation about how you have practiced intentional kindness!

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What? The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. Using the provided checklist of 50 kind acts, students accept the challenge and prove that bullying is weak and kindness is strength.

Where? The 50 kind acts are to be accomplished anytime on campus. The students are encouraged to continue sharing their kindness at home, in their communities and in our world.

Why? All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and dynamic environment. The Great Kindness Challenge provides a powerful tool that actively engages students, teachers, administration, families and community in creating a school culture of acceptance, tolerance, unity and respect. Simply put, we believe that KINDNESS is strength and has the power to change the world for GOOD!