Students at Young Junior High School in Arlington Recognized for Kindness

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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 pep rallies on Friday, Jan. 11 at Young Junior High School in Arlington, the Commission surprised 7th graders, Addison Smith and Lara Piel, and 8th graders,  Ella Trammell and Tammy Ho, with a pair of premium Rangers tickets each.

The Commission then announced that Courtney Shanks’ 7th grade math class and Chris Wyatt’s 8th grade science 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.

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