Exploring kindness

Emily Bialkowski/The Caledonia Argus  High school student leader Madison Zehnder helps her younger counterparts explore ways to demonstrate kindness. Pictured from left are: Zehnder, Tayler Kohlmeier, Kailey Banse, Maria Ness, Samuel Lampert, Josh Molling, Brody Johnson and Michelle Burt.

Emily Bialkowski/The Caledonia Argus
High school student leader Madison Zehnder helps her younger counterparts explore ways to demonstrate kindness. Pictured from left are: Zehnder, Tayler Kohlmeier, Kailey Banse, Maria Ness, Samuel Lampert, Josh Molling, Brody Johnson and Michelle Burt.

Fourth and fifth grade students from Caledonia Elementary School, St. Mary’s School and St. John’s School participated in a day-long kindness retreat in the Caledonia City Auditorium Feb. 26. The retreat, guided by professionals from Youth Frontiers, focused on inspiring character by engaging students in activities that emphasize the value of kindness. Headquartered in Minneapolis and serving schools around the Midwest, Youth Frontiers presented three key learning objectives, including: understand why and how to make kind choices; enhance empathy skills to understand how words and actions affect others; and acquire conflict-resolution skills to deal with bullying.

 

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