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New Kindness Revolution comes to local schools

Helping kids learn the message of being kind
Posted at 6:31 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 08:32:39-05

MARANA, Ariz. — Tucsonan Melissa Tureaud is holding a box of bracelets in her hand that read, "Be the Difference, the Kindness Revolution", while talking to a group of K-8 students at Open Door Community School.

She's part of a nationwide movement called the Kindness Revolution, and she will be Tucson's ambassadors to help bring kindness to the city.

She wants everyone in Tucson to be part of the revolution, but she's first bringing it to students in local schools.

"I feel like kids are where the impact is going to be the greatest," Tureaud said.

Open Door is the first school Tureaud spoke too.

"The name of our school is Open Door Community School, and we are opening up our doors to kindness, and who best can spread the word about being kind then students," Open Doors Community School Principal Carmelann Barry said.

Tureaud said kids are just the start of this revolution. She wants everyone in the community to get behind the simple eight letter word.

"This is our future, these kids are, so if we can teach them kindness when they're young and they can continue that as adults, it's just one extra thing that can help make the world a kinder place," Tureaud said.