Students at Streetsville Secondary School will attend presentations about kindness and making a difference in the world during visits from representatives of the Kind Campaign on Oct. 14. Female students will view the documentary Finding Kind and hear from the founders of the Kind Campaign. While the female students attend the Kind Campaign presentation, the school has arranged for male students to hear from motivational speaker, magician and illusionist Scott Hammell about the ability everyone has to make a difference.
The Kind Campaign is a movement dedicated to fighting girl-against-girl bullying by spreading awareness through school programs. A Streetsville student won the presentation for her school after submitting a personal story from her childhood.
“We encourage all of our students to stand up for each other and speak out against bullying,” says Tamer Kamel, Streetsville principal. “This is a great opportunity for us to reinforce character education with students and to demonstrate that values are taught at Streetsville, daily.”
Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson founded the Kind Campaign after being affected by bullying and wanted to take action when they attended Pepperdine University in 2009. The women launched the Kind Campaign non-profit and made their documentary Finding Kind hoping to inspire girls to stand up against female bullying. Scott Hammell has been involved in many Me to We campaigns including We Day and teaches students a simple lesson: anyone can make a difference.
The presentation will take place Oct. 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Streetsville Secondary School, located at 72 Joymar Dr. in Mississauga.
Tamer Kamel, Principal, Streetsville Secondary School. [email protected]
Matthew Anderson, Communications Assistant. [email protected]
905-890-1010 ext. 3567