WINSTON-SALEM - To help spread the message to stop bullying, students at Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools are participating in activities highlighting the importance of kindness.
Students will be participating in Rachel's Challenge, in honor of the first student killed in the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. Before her death, Rachel wrote about creating "a chain reaction of kindness" and the importance of compassion. To honor Rachel's wishes, students and faculty will work on promoting and recognizing acts of kindness.
At Mount Tabor, the school counselor created a program called "Pay It Forward." The program gives students and adults opportunities to write about an act of kindness online and in turn he prints them off and gives the note to the person mentioned.
At Carver High School, students will be creating their own chains of kindness on paper strips to hang outside the auditorium for community members to see.
The week of kindness ends on Saturday with a walk in support of ending bullying at BB&T Ball Park.