Class Act 2020 Runner-up Spotlight: Highland Avenue Elementary

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.

Highland Avenue Elementary

The global pandemic brought with it many changes. Work moved into homes, schedules adjusted, and schools closed their doors. Although classes shifted online, many of the resources students relied on were shut down. Ms. Alnita Pettiway, the Cafeteria Manager for Montgomery, Alabama’s Highland Avenue Elementary, refused to let her students go without meal service. Since their school moved to online-only classes, Ms. Pettiway has provided lunches for more than 400 students to ensure they stayed connected to something familiar and comforting in a time of crisis. She also worked at Dalraida Elementary serving an additional 700 students and many more in the community.

During the regular school year, Ms. Pettiway routinely goes above and beyond. She partnered with The Church of The Highlands to send students home with snack packs for the weekends. Additionally, she also worked with the church to make sure each student has a backpack full of school supplies to get them through the year. Highland Avenue Elementary greatly appreciates having such a caring and steadfast leader in their system.

Want to get involved?

Our communities need kindness now more than ever, and the Class Act initiative is ongoing! If you would like to read more about previous Class Act submissions, please check out the Class Act Archives. If you would like to get more ideas on how to get kind remotely, take a look at the Random Acts – Class Act Facebook group.