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Cool at School: Students Learning to be Kind

Cool at School: Students Learning to be Kind

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LAS VEGAS--  There's a movement underway at some 70 local schools to motive kids to be kind. It all part of the Josh Stevens Foundation.

The 12-year-old's life ended suddenly in a tragic accident, but his parents Drew and Barbara Stevens are keeping his spirit alive with the foundation. It recognizes and rewards students for their acts of kindness. "We thought middle schoolers were the perfect age to target this kindness movement. As it turns out, it's been embraced by schools all over the valley," Drew Stevens said.

He and Barbara spoke to students at Woodbury Middle School about Josh and the foundation and already kids have been making an effort to be kind to others.

Some of their random acts of kindness include opening doors for others, helping teachers with daily work and helping out more with extra curricular activities after school.  

Counselor Sharon Cameron says it's a way of life. "It's a habit. It becomes who you are. That's part of what we are trying to do here at Woodbury. We are trying to create the kind of character where students really care about others."

Josh Stevens never knew any of the students but with the help of his parents and the foundation, he will live on forever.

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