Simmons and Holgate middle school FOR Club members have launched programs aimed at highlighting kind acts.
FOR stands for Friends of Rachel. The middle school clubs started after a representative from the Rachel’s Challenge program visited earlier this fall, according to a news release from the Aberdeen Public School District.
As part of a new initiative by the Holgate FOR Club, students are placing blue and gold feathers on the lockers of students and doorways of staff members who demonstrate kindness.
“The whole point of the FOR Club is to spread kindness and awareness,” Holgate Student Council President Anniston Bindenagel said in the release. “So we thought that this would be an easy way to visually see it.”
Anyone at Holgate can nominate a student or staff member for a feather and all nominees get a feather.
At the end of each week, a name is drawn from all those nominated, and the winner receives a stuffed eagle toy. The person who nominated the winner also gets an eagle.
The project kicked off in October.
Simmons students logging kind acts
Simmons Middle School students are logging acts of kindness.
“Every day they log one thing they did to show kindness and one thing they saw,” Cassidy Neer, FOR Club advisor at Simmons, said in the release from the school district.
Charting those kind acts will help the group develop ideas for a school-wide initiative, Neer said.
About 50 students are in the Simmons Middle School FOR Club, per the release.