Inspired by recent marches around the country, Richmond’s Caliber: Beta Academy held its own “March for Kindness” late last month.
The idea was born in the kindergarten classroom of Tracy Kimball. She had talked to her students about the Women’s March that became a worldwide movement, telling them that marchers wanted peace and kindness. The young kindergartners said that they wanted those things, too.
Holding signs with handwritten verses of love, friendship and peace, close to 750 students walked around the school chanting, “We want kindness, we want peace.”
Despite their young age, the students have a solid grasp of the meaning of the word "kindness."
“Kindness means everybody gets along and loves each other, and be nice to everyone,” said Noelle Carter, a 6-year-old in Kimball’s class.