WHAT: Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS) is celebrating the Great Kindness Challenge this week, with a slate of activities aimed at promoting goodwill and inclusiveness at the Granada Hills campus. Created in 2011 by the nonprofit Kids for Peace, the challenge is designed to empower students to create a culture of kindness at their school. Highlights of the week-long observance include:
n A dance from 11-11:50 a.m. Tuesday for students who donate two cans of nonperishable food to benefit the Valley Food Bank.
n The VAAS Choir will perform from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday for residents of the Casitas Care Center, 10626 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills.
n During “All Around the World Day,” students are encouraged to wear something that symbolizes their heritage.
n At 2 p.m. Friday, the school’s 1,250 students and staff will don “Hello Humankindness” T-shirts and will form a “peace sign” on the athletic field.
WHERE: Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences
10445 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills 91344
Contact: Barbara Jones (213) 241-6766