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Community Encouraged to Participate in Kindness Challenge

Jan 13, 2016 07:51AM ● Published by Steven Jack

The Character Counts Coalition of School District 308 encourages students, teachers, administration, community members, and businesses to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, January 25-29.  The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive anti-bullying initiative, reaching millions of students during the last full week of January every year.

“We are asking students and businesses to challenge one another by completing as many random acts of kindness as possible during the week of January 25-29th.  We encourage participants to share their acts of kindness by using #308KindnessChallenge via social media”, said Alexa Backus Center Director of Huntington Learning Center and Vice President of Character Counts Coalition of SD 308.

Students will have access to these challenges within their classrooms.  Area businesses can also receive copies of work-related random acts of kindness challenges through Oswego’s Chamber of Commerce, the Community Relations Department with the Village of Oswego, or at Huntington Learning Center in Oswego. 

The Great Kindness Challenge was created by Kids for Peace to provide schools a tool for creating a positive school environment.  In 2015, 2,188,669 students participated and performed over 100 million acts of kindness nationwide.

For more information, contact Alexa Backus at 630.551.4145 or email questions to

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