Students work to give back
Alta-Aurelia High School students founded a Kindness Club, dedicated to doing good things for people in the community.
The club was cited by the school board recently as an example of what extra-curricular efforts can achieve.
The clubs was formed three years ago, and has about 60 members. The Kindness Club is dedicated to doing good things for people in the communities, and also has raised money for a couple of different charities.
The program is unique in that it was proposed and developed by the students themselves, district officials noted. Initially the effort came as a response to national concerns about bullying, and the AA students decided to begin promoting kind behavior. They developed a “Caught Being Kind” display to help encourage helping behavior in the schools, and the efforts have grown from there.