District Launches Random Act of Kindness Challenge
We have all heard the saying “Practice random acts of kindness.” But how often do we actually do it? And, would we be more likely to do so and encourage our children to do the same if we knew that it would increase the likelihood of their success in life?
Engaging in random acts of kindness helps children develop and improve their social emotional skills. And, a wide body of research concludes that social emotional skills not only reduces child aggression and anxiety, but also increases student performance and is linked to the likelihood of success later in life as organizational and community leaders.
To help raise awareness about the value of social emotional learning, Sacramento City Unified School District is partnering with the City of Sacramento in launching the Art of Kindness challenge. The challenge launches February 1 and all students are encouraged to participate and submit projects documenting their random acts of kindness that will culminate in a Showcase Event on April 20. Students and adults are also encouraged to share their random acts of kindness on social media using the hashtag #SCUSDKindness.
Click here to learn more about the Art of Kindness Challenge along with important dates and details. For more information, please contact: Mai Xi Lee, Director of Social Emotional Learning at LeeM@scusd.edu.