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25th Anniversary

Kindness Awards

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Columbine shootings, it’s sometimes hard not to focus on how far we still have to go. Every year, more school shootings and stories of youth violence and suicide make news headlines, and every year, we continue forward, reconnecting at-risk youth with their peers and teaching them the weight their actions and words have on the world around them.

In that spirit, we choose this year not to focus on the tragedy of Columbine and the work still ahead of us, but on the changes we’ve witnessed since then and the power of kindness. We want to highlight and celebrate the everyday heroes in our communities, the ones making the world a brighter place through their actions and deeds.

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to spread kindness? Someone who goes out of their way to help others, show love, and exemplifies Rachel’s message of compassion and kindness?

Nominate them for our first ever kindness awards! Through the year we’ll be sharing these stories and showing the world just how far small acts of kindness and love can go. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for being a positive force in the world, repay their kindness by telling us about it so we can shine a light on them and all the good they do in your community!

Kindness Awards
Kindness Awards

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Here’s some tips for filming:

• Portrait, not landscape
• Introduce yourself – use your first name only
• Speak clearly
• Relax and be yourself!