Thursday, June 24, 2021


CCOE receives ‘Kindess Certified Schools’ recognition

The world can use some extra joy right now and staff and students at Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) are doing their part to uplift their community with kindness, compassion, unity and respect. To recognize CCOE’s ongoing commitment to kindness and their participation in the annual Great Kindness Challenge, they have been designated as “Kindness Certified Schools” by Kids for Peace.

Kids for Peace is a global nonprofit that hosts The Great Kindness Challenge, a positive and uplifting program that fosters connection, inclusion, appreciation and overall well-being. The annual program has multiplied in enrollment each year, having grown to over 17 million students in 33,000 schools, reaching across all 50 states and 115 countries.

CCOE demonstrated their commitment to kindness by encouraging all staff and students to complete 50 acts of kindness from The Great Kindness Challenge checklist.

Colusa County Superintendent of Schools, Michael West, couldn’t be prouder of CCOE’s staff and students. 

“The CCOE team is not just kind, our team is also dedicated and committed to Colusa County families. The passion in our staff is apparent in everything they do – and this passion is contagious. Needless to say, our students have huge hearts and we are so fortunate to serve them,” he said.

Jill McManigal, co-founder and executive director of Kids for Peace, is thrilled to recognize the school’s commitment to kindness.

“Our hearts are bursting with joy knowing that so many students are actively creating a brighter, happier and more positive world for all. Even during the pandemic, students are finding creative ways to spread love, honor classmates, show gratitude and offer a helping hand,” said McManigal, “We are thankful to CCOE for providing this opportunity for their students to practice kindness and we are grateful to their students for demonstrating that kindness matters.”

CCOE invites the Colusa County community to keep the kindness going by lifting each other up, helping each other out, and cheering each other on.

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