It is once again that time of year when our community pulls together to see how many “Acts of Kindness” we can all achieve. The character development “Random Acts of Kindness” a program started by Tom Callos, sends people on a “journey” of positive behavior and respect. The program is based on the person fulfilling 50 acts of kindness, courtesy, and respect and recording them in a journal. We are having children complete 50 acts of kindness, and asking for another journal to do more. The journal allows you to quantify and watch the progress everyone is making. Parents love it, it’ free, and best of all, it’s fun to do.
Random Acts of Kindness is a character building right-of-passage through a world of respect, teamwork, self-discipline, perseverance, leadership and knowledge. The program is really a very ancient way of teaching. The parent or teacher puts their child or student on a “mission” and the learning happens while the person is on his or her “quest”. For the kids, it’s fun; its like being on an adventure. For the parents and teachers , it’s a great way to have a profound affect on a young person’s behavior.
Last year we achieved over 36,000 acts of kindness with the help of local schools, cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts and sponsors. This year our goal is fifty thousand acts of kindness. We are very excited about the upcoming year and looking forward to working with everyone involved. We are also looking for sponsors to help with the cost of printing, and prizes. We welcome any ideas to make our program a success. Anyone who would like to be a part of the “Acts of Kindness” in any way can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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