KC students take the 'Great Kindness Challenge'

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 12:24:25-05

Dignity Health and Kids for Peace are working together to sponsor The Great Kindness Challenge - students who participate will perform fifty good deeds for one week .

The organization hopes to inspire students nationwide to take on the responsibility of being kind to others.  

Created as a bullying prevention initiative - the challenge dares students to create a different culture in schools nationwide. 

Their ultimate goal is to make the world a better place. Bullying has become a problem in many schools. 

Studies have shown one out of every four students report being bullied during the school year -- while sixty-four percent who are bullied don't even bother to report it.

Students will have lots of activities to participate during the week of January 25th-29th.

On Monday, they will be creating a kindness collage.

On Wednesday, kids will write thank you letters to local police officers--firefighters---nurses and doctors.

Finally, on Friday there will be a kindness rally.

All week long -- employees at mercy and memorial hospitals will be making sack lunches for the homeless.

Leo B. Hart and Stella Hills Elementary Schools in Bakersfield are among the two participating --- and  if you would like to get involved, visit their websites at or