Common Bond brings Superhero Kindness Crusade

By Amy Green, Common Bond Advisor

On May 12th, nearly 20 real live superheroes from around the galaxy came swooping, flying and swimming into Schoolcraft to talk to students about the importance of kindness and inclusiveness. This event, the Superhero Kindness Crusade, was sponsored by Common Bond, an extracurricular club at Schoolcraft Community Schools for students of all abilities.

The event started at Schoolcraft High School with introductions and speeches by a few of the superheroes. This was followed by a meet and greet with students with lots of photo opportunities and an opportunity to meet the superheroes — many Schoolcraft teachers and administrators.

The band then led a parade featuring the superheroes riding in Corvettes with drivers from the Kalamazoo Corvette Club and one of the Girls on the Run team, ending at the football stadium. There the 3-6th grade Common Bond group welcomed the members of the parade. Students sat in the stands and listened to messages from a few superheroes about kindness and fresh starts.

The event ended with Captain America — 7th-12th grade principal Matt Dailey — leading a kindness pledge, followed by another meet and greet session in the stadium.

This is Common Bond’s 24th year at Schoolcraft Community Schools, but the first time it’s held the Superheroes Kindness Crusade. This event was a fun way to remind students about treating each other with kindness, to respect each other’s differences and to provide a fun way for students to celebrate the end of the year.

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