Leadership Tomorrow spreading positivity with kindness rocks

“Better Together” chose the rocks as their group project
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 7:15 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One of Leadership Tomorrow’s group projects this year is “kindness rocks” which aims to strengthen the Hall County community and spread some positivity.

Team Better Together chose the project because it’s a simple and safe, no-contact way to involve many people and spread kindness, something one of the group members believes is more important now than ever.

“Every community is better when you work together, and are building people up,” Class 35 member Tracy Schmitt said. “We are one community working together to make everything more positive.”

The concept of the kindness rocks is fairly simple. The first step is to find some rocks. After that you prep the rocks by cleaning them off and then paint them with any inspirational messages or images; there are no constraints.

Once the rocks are decorated people should “plant” them around Hall County with the hopes of community members stumbling upon them in their day-to-day.

One key aspect of the project is social media engagement. The group created a Facebook event, “Inspire Hall County with kindness rocks” and has #INSPIREHALLCOUNTY for people to add to photos they post of the rocks they find.

Leadership Tomorrow has four groups working on separate projects in Class 35, each one hinged one community involvement and togetherness, with the projects usually ending in late spring.

Schmitt hopes the kindness rocks can carry on because there’s always a need for some positivity.

“It may just be that one little thing that makes somebody’s day.”

The group is hoping to involve Grand Island Public Schools by getting kids rocks to decorate and set out around the community.

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