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Ernest May Elementary and Think Kindness are combating bullying with kindness

Published on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 (12:38 p.m.)

Las Vegas, NV. – On November 12, 2013 Ernest May Elementary School will be hosting an assembly with Brian Williams, a youth motivational speaker and founder of the non-profit organization, Think Kindness. Williams will be challenging the students to ’15 Days of Kindness’, putting the students at Ernest May in friendly competition with thousands of students across the nation to see who can make the biggest difference not just within their community, but around the world.

Think Kindness, a non-profit organization that inspires youth to change the world through seemingly simple acts of Kindness, realizes that in order to inspire youth, they need to make the campaign different, unique, and massive.

“We launch each challenge with a humorous and inspirational speech and at the end, we give the student body a challenge that will literally impact thousands of lives around the world. . . without spending a dime,” says Williams.

Ernest May Elementary is next on the list to receive the 15 Days of Kindness Challenge! These students will be on a mission to impact those in their day to day life using Kindness and then empowered further to impact children, just like them, all around the world!

They will do this by collecting as many pairs of gently used shoes as possible from their local community. All of the shoes received will go to needy families within the United States and also sent to orphans around the world.

According to Williams, there are over 300 million children in the world that can’t afford a pair of shoes. This becomes a shocking figure when compared to the 2.4 billion new shoes Americans purchase every year, with the old shoes either collecting dust in a closet or filling up a landfill. “We hope to re-purpose gently used shoes and find them a new home on the feet of someone in need. To those, its not just a pair of shoes, but the gift of hope for a brighter future,” says Williams.

Though the challenge of collecting shoes and the chance to win the name of “Kindness School in America” is what kicks starts the student excitement, the goal is to inspire and cultivate Kindness.

If you would like to be present for this motivational assembly please join us on November 12, 2013 at 9:30am at Ernest May Elementary School at 6350 W Washburn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89130.

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