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Solana Santa Fe students attend Great Kindness Challenge celebration at New Children’s Museum

Back row: Morgan Schreiber, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Kids for Peace Jill McManigal and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.  Front row: Matthew Schreiber, Jack Phillips and Joseph Phillips — Photo and report Stacey Phillips
Back row: Morgan Schreiber, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Kids for Peace Jill McManigal and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Front row: Matthew Schreiber, Jack Phillips and Joseph Phillips — Photo and report Stacey Phillips

Solana Santa Fe Student Council members Morgan Schreiber and Joseph Phillips recently attended the Great Kindness Challenge celebration and awards ceremony at the New Children’s Museum to represent their elementary school. The Great Kindness Challenge was initiated by Kids for Peace, a global non-profit group based in San Diego that supports and enpowers youth to create peace. Jill McManigal, the executive director and co-founder of the organization, said the 235 schools and 100,000 students that participated in the challenge performed five million acts of kindness over the week-long event. McManigal said the challenge was created to show that simple acts of kindness will create peace for all. “When kindness becomes habit, peace becomes possible,” said McManigal.