Random Acts’ Class Acts Program receives amazing submissions full of kindness acts each year. All groups that have participated have reached out to their communities and made a positive difference. While a winner is selected every year, it is important to highlight the impact of all acts submitted to the program.
Gulf High School — Buc Brigade
Gulf High School’s Buc Brigade, from New Port Richey, Florida, is a group of students who act as “goodwill cheerleaders” for their school and surrounding community. They encourage their school clubs and participate in numerous community events including clothing drives, Toys for Tots, Unified Special Olympics, and Home Depot’s Community Outreach events just to name a few! They do Sensational Senior spotlights on their Facebook page to celebrate their seniors and let the upperclassmen share advice with all their up-and-coming classmates. The Buc Brigade continues to foster their school’s community on their Facebook page. They posting learning opportunities, group activities, and articles where students and parents can stay connected. The Buc Brigade program runs throughout the year and is always finding new ways to bring about positive change.
Oppenheim Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School — Heidi Sprouse
Heidi Sprouse, a pre-k teacher at Oppenheim Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School in upstate New York, has more than 20 years of experience educating young children. When the coronavirus pandemic started affecting her community, she knew she could help. She wrote and illustrated Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad Coronamonster for all of her students and their families. She wrote it in a friendly, approachable way to help her students understand the coronavirus and be less fearful of all the changes. It also includes important information on staying safe by washing your hands, wearing proper safety gear, and social distancing. Heidi has created a valuable resource, not just for her school children, but for anyone who needs it!