Spreading the Love with Kindness Rocks

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Northport High School’s Virtual Enterprise (VE) class recently pledged to participate in the Kindness Rocks Project. This national movement encourages people to beautify rocks with inspiring and encouraging messages to leave along the path of life. Students painted rocks with phrases such as “you are unique”, “spread the love”, and “you can never dream too big.” They plan to leave them in common areas outside the high school as well as around the community.

The VE firm at NHS, Port Pride, is participating in this project as a part of the class’ social responsibility initiative—which reinforces the idea that corporations should balance profit-making with efforts that benefit society.

“Sometimes the smallest gestures can make a big impact,” said student Rachel Ricciuti.

VE classes teach students to become business professionals by bringing the workplace into the classroom. Some of those enrolled in the class, taught by Mrs. Kristen Cogan, vocalized how much they value the unique niche the class fills in their education.

“This class takes you out of the “norm” of high school and puts you in an experience-based setting where we learn to be truly good civil servants,” said student Will Lober.“We’re given the opportunity to learn how to make a difference, and it’s such an invaluable experience.”