Costa Mesa High School student Rebekah Robeck wanted to spread kindness to her school and community. So she started by giving out something most teens would likely not pass up — free pizza.
Rebekah began the Let’s Be Kind campaign this year with the goal of bringing her classmates “all together to become the most incredible people that our school has ever seen.”
She recently launched her campaign by bringing dozens of pizza boxes to give away at her campus as part of an effort to emphasize how acts of kindness can affect students’ daily lives.
The pizzas were donated by the local pizzeria Sgt. Pepperoni’s. Later on, Chick-fil-A and other local businesses joined Rebekah’s initiative by donating shirts and other supplies with the Let’s Be Kind motto.
Other students quickly joined the effort to promote kindness throughout their school and communities. Together, they want to create a statewide Let’s Be Kind Day, where students can promote kindness across California.
The Orange County Department of Education kicked off it’s own kindness campaign in 2016 with the OCDE’s One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative to increase civility, promote character and establish positive school climates.
Follow Rebekah’s work on her website at letsbekind.org.