EGG HARBOR CITY — The world can use some extra joy right now and the students at Charles L. Spragg, Egg Harbor City Community School, and students participating in the Egg Harbor City 21st CCLC REACH Program are doing their part to uplift their community with kindness, compassion, unity and respect. To recognize the district’s and REACH Programs' ongoing commitment to kindness and their participation in the 10th annual Great Kindness Challenge, Kids for Peace have designated them a Kindness Certified District.
Kids for Peace is a global nonprofit that hosts the Great Kindness Challenge, a positive and uplifting program that fosters connection, inclusion, appreciation and overall well-being. The annual program has multiplied in enrollment each year, having grown to over 17 million students in 33,000 schools, reaching across all 50 states and 115 countries.
The Egg Harbor City School District and 21st CCLC REACH Program demonstrated their commitment to kindness by encouraging all students to complete 50 acts of kindness from the Great Kindness Challenge checklist as well as being taught kindness lessons from their teachers daily.
Jill McManigal, co-founder and executive director of Kids for Peace, said, "Our hearts are bursting with joy knowing that so many students are actively creating a brighter, happier and more positive world for all. Even during the pandemic, students are finding creative ways to spread love, honor classmates, show gratitude and offer a helping hand. We are thankful to the Egg Harbor City School District and the 21st CCLC REACH Program for providing this opportunity for their students to practice kindness, and we are grateful to their students for demonstrating that kindness matters.”
The Egg Harbor City School District and the Egg Harbor City 21st CCLC REACH Program invite the Egg Harbor City community to keep the kindness going by lifting each other up, helping each other out and cheering each other on. Kindness has the power to unite us all.
For more information about Kids for Peace or the Great Kindness Challenge, contact Jill McManigal at 760-730-3320.