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CJH's Friends of Rachel Club Collects Donations for Food Pantry

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.  People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” - Rachel Scott
  • Century Junior High's PBIS Committee and the Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club hosted a “Start a Chain Reaction” Initiative throughout the month of March. Students were encouraged to spread kindness throughout Century, prompting one act of kindness to inspire other acts of kindness, creating a chain reaction.  Visually, acts of kindness were connected and displayed using paper links in grade level hallways.  These paper chains grew quickly, effectively modeling how many students positively contributed to our building. The first grade level to reach the end of their hallway was 7th grade, earning a popsicle reward!  
  • In addition, all Century Wildcats were encouraged to spread kindness in our community by raising funds and/or making donations to the Orland Park Food Pantry. The initiative culminated with grade level assemblies on Friday, April 1st.  During each assembly, grade level teams competed against each other in “Minute to Win It” activities to earn additional boxes of food for the Orland Park Food Pantry.  Each grade level did a great job participating! Century Wildcats raised an amazing 56 boxes of food, as well as $2300.00 in donations! We are so proud of all the kindness and generosity.