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Kiddie Academies “Link Up” for Kindness

February 21, 2020

Posted in: Character Education, News & Events

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Kiddie Academy locations nationwide teamed up to help celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17. Our total, to date, is 6,300 acts of kindness!

Random Acts of Kindness Week is a project of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which wants to make kindness the norm for how we treat others.

“This was fantastic!” said Maria Dontas, Kiddie Academy’s Director of Social Responsibility. “I’m so proud of the students and teachers and our entire Kiddie Academy community. And, in the true spirit of Learn On, I’m also grateful to the parents who extended the initiative from the Academies into their homes.”

Our Academies all over the country helped achieve the 6,300 acts of kindness. Each participating Academy created Kindness Chains to symbolize all the good deeds the children were responsible for, with each act written on a link and added to the chain. If all the links throughout the Kiddie Academy system were laid end to end, the total length would be nearly 69,300 inches – enough to span the length of the Empire State Building four times!

The scope of kind acts included being kind to others, tidying up toys at home, helping feed class pets, sharing toys, thanking teachers and more. On Random Acts of Kindness Day and every day, the children in our care are encouraged to practice kindness through our Character Essentials curriculum.

Also, congratulations to Kiddie Academy of Birmingham, which was randomly chosen to receive a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama.

You can see many of the Academies’ acts of kindness on social media by searching #KiddieAcademyKindness

 

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