Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent of Schools, Kicks off Santiago Charter Middle School’s Champions for Kindness Event

Orange, CA – November 27, 2017 - Santiago Charter Middle School, Dr. Martin Eaton with Well Street Psychological, one of the nation’s top anti-bullying performers and inspirational speakers Cary Trivanovich, Orange County’s Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares with the Orange County Department of Education, Dr. Marc Learner and Dr. Katherine Williamson with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Mr.
Alan Young with a top Cybersecurity Organization, the cheerleaders with the Los Angeles Rams NFL Organization, Orange County’s Deputy District Attorney Frank Acosta, Orange Police and Fire Departments, as well as, other local businesses and organizations partnered to provide the communities surrounding East Orange with the first Champions for Kindness Event on November 14, 2017.

Champions for Kindness is an alliance of America’s premier anti-bullying/cybersecurity professionals dedicated to fostering a kinder, safer school environment in K-12 schools. To that end, Champions for Kindness offers holistic programs covering a unique blend of cognitive training and online safety programs, and inspirational school assemblies.

This event was attended by over 200 parents and 200 students and offered a unique opportunity for parents and students to participate in different forums. Parents attended parent workshops and heard from the leading professionals in anti-bullying and supporting character growth in children, while students worked collaboratively with local heroes through real-world scenarios to build confidence and resiliency when faced with choices in their life. Both parents and students were tasked with contributing to Orange County Department of Education’s One Billion Acts of Kindness Challenge and provided with tangible steps and examples of how they can positively impact their communities and schools.

Santiago Charter Middle School, along with Co-Principals Dr. Jim D’Agostino and Mrs. Ashley Pedroza, are excited to have formed this incredible partnership and look forward to holding more events and continuing the Kindness Movement. For more information or resources, please see Santiago Charter Middle School’s Website at www.santiagocharterms.org or call 714-997-6366.


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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 26,000 PreK-12th grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.