Kudos to the Kindness Crew
Students at Ferri Middle Johnston School, in Johnston, Rhode Island, are on a mission to improve their community and create a positive school culture through intentional acts of kindness. Known as the Kindness Crew, club members meet weekly to plan and carry out kindness activities, such as “Kindness Waves” where they blanket parking lot cars at schools or community businesses with positive affirmation Post-It notes to greet people at the end of their workday. Teachers are also “hit with kindness” with surprise visits and small tokens of appreciation.
Included in its mission is to provide environments for belonging and safety and coaching others in leading in kindness. They created a kindness pledge, and students were encouraged to sign it on World Kindness Day.
The Crew also spreads kindness and models for younger students by visiting the Early Childhood Center and reading kindness-themed books to the children. These simple acts are infectious, and the club plans to collaborate with students from the high school as well as observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May.
Source: RI Healthy Schools Coalition. For more information, visit rihsc.org.