Acts of Justice & Kindness

Kindness & Justice Challenge

The national “Do Something” Kindness & Justice Challenge is designed to inspire young people to perform Acts of Kindness (helping others) and Justice (standing up for what’s right) in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Elm Street School will participate in this Challenge each January.  Children are encouraged to perform “Acts of Kindness” or “Justice” (as described above).  Paper “hands” are sent home. Students (or parents) are encouraged to write descriptions of positive deeds on the hands and return them to school.  Teachers and other staff may choose to award a Helping Hand to deserving individuals.  The “hands” will be displayed in our main lobby.


This is an important opportunity to help children develop positive attitudes about helping others and standing up for what is right, as well as reinforce the legacy of Martin Luther King.  We anticipate that Elm Street School will offer many examples of Acts of Kindness and Justice.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments

of comfort and convenience,

but where he stands at tines

                        of challenge and controversy.”                        

-Martin Luther King, Jr.