Kids & Family

High School Students Spread Kindness With Post-it Notes

They're spreading positivity where kids need it most.

"You are Enough."

"Love Yourself."

"Be Brave."

These are just a few of the messages that students at Rye Neck High School are spreading through the halls of their school.

Members of the school's Mind Your Mind Club have been leaving a trail of Post-it notes with the short, yet powerful, sayings on them in hopes that their fellow classmates will take notice and follow the cues.

Nicole Crispinelli, the school's psychologist and advisor for the club, said the visual reminders are meant to help students deal with the everyday social and academic stresses that come along with being a high school student.

"Our hope is that a small and thoughtful positive message may serve as a reminder to someone to take a deep breath, remember that feelings are temporary, and that they are supported at school by friends and staff," she wrote in a Facebook post about the project.

Members of the club, along with Crispinelli and Tina Wilson (the school's principal) arranged the notes in a heart shape on a wall outside of the dining hall as well as in several of the building's girls' bathrooms.

When the Mind Your Mind Club meets, they practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation. They've been fundraising for various mental health organizations and have been raising awareness in preparation for World Mental Health Day, which took place on October 10th.

The students hope the Post-it notes will make a difference for their peers who may be feeling anxious or depressed and will help to turn their day around.

And, as Crispinelli noted in her post, the notes aren't just there for the kids.

"We all could benefit from viewing these positive messages in the hallway as we are walking around the building," she said.

Is this something you'd like to see happening in your community? Why not start posting positive messages in your own school's halls? The results could be amazing.

Let's work together and #StartSomethingGood.

(Source: images Rye Neck UFSD Facebook )

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