In May 2016, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) launched the One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative aimed at promoting civility, character, and positive school climates. This campaign encourages students, educators, and community members to help in reaching their goal of registering one billion acts of kindness. Since its formal launch, OCDE has recorded over 440,500 acts of kindness.
KIND MOVEMENT IN THE HBUHSD
To support the OCDE's initiative as a district, there is now a One Billion Acts of Kindness button located on the homepage of the website (www.hbuhsd.edu
). If you wish to register an act of kindness, you can do so by clicking the button on the homepage, visiting www.kindness1billion.org
directly, or using the hashtag #kindness1billion on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
District administrators have been encouraged and prompted to share this information among their campuses with students, fellow employees, and community members in order to spread kindness throughout the Huntington Beach Union High School District. To share an act of kindness with the district, please fill out this short Google Form: http://bit.ly/hbkindform
WHAT IS AN ACT OF KINDNESS?
As for what constitutes an act of kindness, OCDE had this to say:
“All kind acts, large or small, will count toward the goal of one billion. Examples include picking up discarded trash, welcoming a new student to school, allowing a car to merge ahead in traffic, taking part in a beach clean-up event, writing a kind note to a friend or family member, donating to a charity, or volunteering at a local animal shelter. Each action must simply make a positive impact with no expectation of reciprocity.”
“To keep the momentum going, school districts and community groups are encouraged to incorporate the “One Billion Acts of Kindness” campaign into activities and events planned for the 2016-17 school year. Over the summer, OCDE also will develop tools and resources to assist teachers and administrators.”
For more information and additional resources on the One Billion Acts of Kindness campaign, please visit the following websites:
One Billion Acts of Kindness: www.kindness1billion.org
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Newsroom: www.newsroom.ocde.us
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE): www.ocde.us
In addition, share the district's social media posts to help us spread the word about supporting the Orange County Department of Education's kind initiative! See them here: