LCPS Announces #BeKind212 Challenge!

LCPS Announces #BeKind212 Challenge!
Posted on 10/02/2019

It’s no secret: Louisa County Public Schools loves spreading #Kindness.

Now, in the month of October, the school division is asking for everyone — and by everyone, it means everyone — to join the #Kindness movement!

Throughout the month of October, Louisa County Public Schools is hosting the #BeKind212 Challenge. The challenge is simple. Everyone is asked to do acts of kindness throughout the month and then record those acts online at The website keeps a running tally of the number of acts of kindness submitted. Once certain numeric intervals are reached, a prize is unlocked!

The first prize? Once 2,500 acts of Kindness are submitted, superintendent Doug Straley will dye his hair the school division’s official colors of green and gold.  To make it even more intriguing, all six LCPS principals will dye their hair the colors of their schools as well!

It gets more interesting from there. Once 2,500 acts of Kindness are submitted, a new target number and potential reward will be announced! The more acts of kindness submitted, the larger the reward!

The BeKind212 Challenge is the latest in a series of initiatives launched by Louisa County Public Schools to encourage those throughout the #TeamLCPS community and beyond to be kind to others!

“Our goal at LCPS is for everyone to feel they are welcomed, to feel they are cared for, and to feel like they are a special part of our team every day,” LCPS super indent Doug Straley said. “The #BeKind212 Challenge is a way for us to join together to show the world that kindness matters! That is one of the most important lessons we can teach our students.”

LCPS has made it easy as possible for anyone to submit an act of kindness. Links to the #BeKind212 website can be found on all LCPS school websites, as well as the division website, The “212” part of the challenge’s name comes from the division’s theme this year of giving a “212 effort.” A “212” effort refers to the concept that at 211 degrees, water is just simply water. But at 212 degrees, it turns into steam, which can be used to power trains, boats and more! The one-degree increase from 211 to 212 makes all the difference!

The #BeKind212 Challenge is also timely since October is National Bullying Prevention Month across the U.S. To commemorate the month, LCPS has anti-bullying efforts happening division-wide, including fun activities and motivational speakers.

As for the #BeKind212 Challenge, Straley emphasizes that anyone can participate whether they are connected to Louisa County Public Schools or not.


“We want the #BeKind212 Challenge to go world-wide,” Straley said. “We want this to go viral. Think about how much better the world would be if we all joined together and agreed to spread kindness to those around us. We want this challenge to change the world!”

To submit your act of kindness, visit!

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