CHICAGO – Students at a South Side elementary school got a special, surprise lesson today in kindness.
Students at Kellogg Elementary School only knew was they were being invited to a very special school assembly Tuesday.
More than 100 students, in kindergarten through 3rd grade, were given capes and taught a little about kindness and paying it forward by a group of high school students they had never met before.
They are participants of the PepsiCo Showdown, a massive soccer tournament involving more than 200 schools across the area. This past Saturday 1500 players got together to pay it forward and conduct random acts of kindness.
They gave out food to people in need and those who deserved thanks. They also each chipped in a buck or two to create big enough pot to buy scooters for the very special kids at Kellogg.
Each scooter comes with a responsibility. They are asking the happy recipients to be a hero to someone else in their life and pay the kindness forward.
More info at http://pepsicoshowdown.com/