Woodbridge High Reaches for One Million Acts of Kindness
(BRIDGEVILLE, Del.) - One school. One-million acts of kindness. That is the goal of Woodbridge High School this year.
School Counselor Su Chafin launched a new program to crack down on bullying. The program is called Students for One-Million Acts of Kindness, or S.M.A.K for short. The goal is to track students' acts of kindness online in hopes of hitting the one-million mark by the end of the year.
"If we shine a light on what kids are good at hopefully those acts will grow," Chafin said. "We have different categories. Kindness to the environment, kindness to your community, kindness to your school, and kindness to yourself."
Acts such as opening a door for someone or smiling can count for points. Bigger acts such as food drives or charity collections count for more points.
Teachers are planning to do some crazy things to reach the mark of one-million. They plan to reward the students when the high numbers are reached.
"This staff is willing to be human ice cream sundays, ride a donkey through the halls, and even skydive," Chafin said.
Sophomore Liz Brown said she wants to be remembered at Woodbridge High, and this program is the way to make that happen.
"I definitely want to make a difference in this school," Brown said. "I've been bullied from elementary school all the way through high school. I've learned it's not okay."
WRDE News asked principal Bob Adams what he was willing to do to reach that one-million mark.
"Ms. Chafin keeps telling me the final reward has something to do with me and a helicopter," Adams said. "I'm not sure what that is about yet."
Students at Woodbridge said there is power in numbers. They are proud to attend a school that uses that power for change.