THY Promote Random Acts of Kindness at Bluffton High School

2/17/2021

Members of Teens for Healthy (THY) at Bluffton High School engaged their peers and staff in Random Acts of Kindness Day.  The intent of the event was to promote kindness in the school as a way to help individuals deal with challenges and hardships created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additionally, THY wanted to promote kindness to discourage bullying, racial inequity, and other risk behaviors that make an individual more susceptible to alcohol or drug use. THY members, Reese Marcotte and Erick Aguilar, announced that it was Random Acts of Kindness Week during morning announcements and shared ideas with the student body and staff on how they could engage in random acts of kindness throughout the day. THY also shared a video on Random Acts of Kindness with their face-to-face and virtual peers via Google Classroom. In addition, THY members distributed candy and positive messages to their peers and staff.  Positive messages were displayed on yard signs in the front of Bluffton High. Furthermore, they showcased a banner in the lunchroom that reads, “Bobcats, Make Kindness the Norm Every Day”, which also included the THY logo. They plan to leave up the banner year-round and hope their event will make kindness contagious. Beaufort County School District filmed the event and posted the video on their Facebook page. To see this video go to https://youtu.be/XFxM8-Osd5o.  The event reached over 1,500 students and 150 staff members at Bluffton High School and was viewed over 100 times on the Beaufort County School District website.