Inspiring Kindness in our Communities

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For a week in February, our rock star coaches and Junior Coaches participated in activities to inspire kindness in our community. We know when we spread kindness and teach youth to give back in simple ways, the world will be a better place. These activities included handwritten cards, trash clean-up on the playground, and a project to wash graffiti off of a school. What did you do to spread the power of kindness?

Random Acts of Kindness Highlights

Junior Coaches from DCIS at Ford spent the beginning of the week making thoughtful handwritten cards. A positive note with a beautiful picture will bring a smile to everyone’s day. One read, ” Have an awesome day and smile!”

At Wheeling Elementary, Junior Coaches wanted to make sure their peers felt safe on the playground to play games. For their activity, they participated in a playground clean-up. Junior Coaches picked up litter around the playground. Piece by piece, Wheeling playground became free of trash.

On Wednesday afternoon, Altura Elementary youth leaders went outside with cleaning supplies, water, and brushes to scrub graffiti off of their school. They realized if they didn’t like how their school looked with graffiti, then maybe others didn’t as well.

These random acts of kindness further Playworks’ core values. Junior Coaches showed respect and a commitment to their school communities. All participants in the activities worked together for a common goal to promote kindness. Junior Coaches were inclusive and encouraged participation

from others. Together,  they all worked to create a healthy community by cleaning up their playgrounds and spreading kindness through cards.

Lastly, a culture of healthy play continues. During all of these activities, our students had fun!

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