Beginning Monday, Jan. 28, Draper Middle School will be participating in the nationally recognized Great Kindness Challenge.
Throughout the week, students and staff at the school are being challenged to complete a 50 Random Acts of Kindness checklist, which includes suggestions such as “help a younger student,” or “sit with a new group of students at lunch.” There are also various special events scheduled each day to capture the spirit of unity and kindness the Challenge seeks to promote.
Students will be sporting themed attire as part of Great Kindness Challenge Spirit Week:
- Monday: I Dream of Kindness (Pajama Day) FREE
- Tuesday: Superheroes for Kindness
- Wednesday: Crazy for Kindness (Crazy hair/clothes)
- Thursday: Hats off to Kindness (Hat Day) Proceeds go to Kind Coins
- Friday: Warriors for Kindness (Black and Orange/Mohon-Draper Gear)
Special events during lunch
Students will also have several opportunities to take part in activities designed to highlight kindness within the school community. There will be Kindness Grams students can purchase for $0.50 that will be sent to friends/staff on Friday, Feb. 1; gratitude notes will be available for students to share a message of thanks with family or teachers; Links of Kindness will hang in the school lobby; and students will create an “I Will” tree made up of leaf handprints with written pledges of how students will work to make Draper a kinder place.
Draper will extend its kindness campaign outside the school by sponsoring a “Kind Coins for Liberia” fundraising effort that will be used to help pay for a health clinic in Paynesville, Liberia. Spare change will be collected from students and staff throughout the week.
The Draper Great Kindness Challenge is sponsored by Draper’s Peers for Peace and by the Draper Guidance Department.