SCC Students Participate in Acts of Kindness Week
Sandhills Community College students in the SUCCEED Compensatory Education class recently participated in the second annual One Million Acts of Kindness Week.
The students started the week by assembling 500 awareness ribbons that proclaimed "Spread Kindness."
These ribbons were attached to handouts that the students created. They distributed all 500 ribbons on the college's campus to students, faculty and staff.
The class also created a bulletin board with a personal pledge sign-up sheet for students, who wanted to pledge to committing one million acts of kindness during their lifetime. At the week's end, instructors distributed certificates congratulating students and reminding them of their commitment to kindness.
Participation in this project is open year-round to groups such as families, classes and schools that accomplish a community project during the week and will commit to taking the pledge to perform one million acts of kindness during their lifetime.
"The students learned about this grassroots effort about one year ago and they wanted to do something special during this week," says Nicole Worley, the compensatory education instructor. "We have tried to >show our >students that they have something to offer their fellow students as well as the community at large. >By being an example and spreading kindness, which is something they all so sincerely want to do, they can make a great impact."
Photographs of this positive week and more information about the SUCCEED program and its students may be found at www.succeedclass.weebly.com.
"Next year's week will begin Feb. 13," says Worley. "Participants can already sign up their group at www.onemillionactsofkindness.com."
The SUCCEED Compensatory Education program serves developmentally disabled adults, aged 17 or older, in Moore and Hoke Counties at no charge through Sandhills Community College's Compensatory Education classes. It offers classes on both Sandhills' main campus in Pinehurst, as well as the Hoke Center campus in Raeford.
SUCCEED is designed to teach these adults essential academic and life skills. The primary focus is to better equip students to become independent and to enable them to live successful lives in their community. Learn more about the program on the college's website under Basic Skills, which is in the Basic Skills area of Continuing Education.
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