On Friday morning, Rogers Park Middle School students in Danbury gathered outside to “Spread Kindness” by holding hands and making a human chain. Students then turned to their neighbors to say something kind.
The movement kicked off a week of “Say Something” activities at Rogers Park in support of the anti-violence campaign founded by Sandy Hook Promise. Other schools in the district will also sponsor activities throughout the school year.
“Say Something” instructs students in grades six through 12 how to look for warning signs, particularly in social media, from someone who may be threatening to hurt themselves or others, and to say something to a trusted adult to get help.
Rogers Park started today with a Unity Day, where students were encouraged to wear something orange, followed by a "mix-it-up lunch", where students’ lunch seats are changed to encourage making friends outside their normal social circle.