McDonogh’s youngest Eagles spread kindness across campus as they participated in the Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 25-29. Equipped with a kindness checklist and the desire to “do the greatest possible amount of good,” lower schoolers spread positivity to their older schoolmates and showed appreciation to the members of the support staff who keep McDonogh running.
With the fourth grade as their leaders, the entire Lower School took part in the annual challenge, a program created by Kids for Peace to encourage children to choose kindness. Lower schoolers learned the power of small acts of kindness and showed the middle and upper schoolers that kindness is a strength.
As a follow-up to the week of kind acts, a school-wide "Souper Kind" canned food drive was planned for the week of February 1-5 to fill the shelves of the food pantry at the Reisterstown United Methodist Church.
These acts of kindness don’t need to stop at the campus border. McDonogh families can download their own family edition of the Great Kindness Challenge checklist and spread kindness further into their communities.