Students “Spread the Love” with Random Acts of Kindness

The Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen James A. Dever Elementary School’s Student Council recently organized a weeklong project called “Spread the Love,” with the dual objectives of encouraging kindness and increasing students’ self-esteem.. The initiative culminated in the “Random Acts of Kindness Day.” In the days leading up to the event, members of the Student Council prepared written messages with uplifting statements to be distributed to every student in the school.

During “Spread the Love” week, Student Council members shared ways to show kindness and challenged their fellow students to take part in 16 “Random Acts of Kindness” throughout the week. Teachers shared valuable books and held meaningful discussions in their classes to promote self-confidence, optimism, and happiness.