“Choose Kind: It Matters” shirts as well as the new “Hello! Just Say It.” shirts are on sale now to help spread the message that something as simple as saying “hello” can have a lasting impact on someone’s life.
The fundraiser, sponsored by Draper’s Peers for Peace Club, is part of Draper’s “Start with Hello” campaign, a national effort initiated by the Sandy Hook Promise. The Sandy Hook Promise a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.
During the week of Sept. 24, all Draper students received a lesson on social isolation, empathy, and inclusion. Students have been challenged to reach out and say hello to students that they see alone or seem socially isolated in school or online. Students are also encouraged to participate in Sandy Hook Promise’s Student Voices Contest by submitting an essay, video, or piece of artwork showing that “A simple hello can lead to a million things.”