Arlington Recognizes Thornton Elementary Students for Acts of Kindness

To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington’s Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts.

During a pep rally Friday at Thornton Elementary School in Arlington, the Commission surprised two students, Analisa Dena and Issac Lopez, with a pair of premium Rangers tickets each. The Commission then announced that Carolina Villatoro’s 2nd grade class would receive a Chick-Fil-A catered ice-skating party at Parks Mall because of the acts of kindness they had performed during the school year. Thornton Elementary was recognized for its new Kindness Club.

“Being kind can make the world a better place,” student Issac Lopez said.

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The Community Relations Commission has been working to promote acts of kindness among our residents, visitors and business community since Mayor Jeff Williams announced the Kindness Initiative last year. People are encouraged to report acts of kindness that they perform, witness or were the recipient of through the City’s Ask Arlington mobile app, on the Acts of Kindness website, or by posting on social media using #ArlingtonKindness and @CityofArlington.

Click here to read more about Acts of Kindness occurring throughout The American Dream City.

The Community Relations Commission is seeking local businesses to provide rewards that can be used to recognize youth for their acts of kindness. Those who are interested in becoming a sponsor can email the commission at CRC@arlingtontx.gov.