Bridle Ridge students spread kindness through Be the Change Club

February 21, 2014 

A new club at Bridle Ridge Intermediate School, Raymore, helps foster positive change at the school.

Counselor Piper Showen and music teacher Samantha Dobson created the Be the Change Club with a focus on spreading kindness in the school and community.

Each week, students complete a “challenge.” The following week, they write about their experience with the challenge. At the end of the club, each student receives a copy of all challenges completed to take home.

Each quarter at Bridle Ridge, students choose a club in which to participate. About 30 students each quarter have chosen to attend Be the Change Club.

Some of the weekly challenges include

• Slip a note of encouragement into someone's locker. It cannot be a current friend.

• Ask someone you have never asked before to sit by you at lunch or play with you at recess.

• Write a sincere thank-you note to an adult who you appreciate but never tell.

• Write motivational notes and post them around school.

• Write three things you have learned and want to do to keep the change going. Put it somewhere will you will see it everyday.

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