Students embrace love and kindness

August 2017

Parents, kids, and educators from school communities across Pennsylvania are doing their part to spread kindness with a fun project called "Rock Out."

The idea is simple. Kids and adults are encouraged to paint rocks with positive messages and then hide them throughout their school communities for others to find. When people find one of the painted rocks, they take pictures, share them on Facebook, and then hide the rocks again for more people to find.

Thousands of people across Pennsylvania are joining in the fun. "Rock Out Erie" has more than 26,000 members on its Facebook group page. "Rock Out CV," in the Cumberland Valley School District in Cumberland County, started earlier this year and is already up to nearly 1,000 members. "Rock Out Dauphin" just launched in July.

It is just one example of how public school communities across the state are embracing love rather than hate. As South African leader Nelson Mandela said: "People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

Rock Out CV


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