Third Annual Kindness is Contagious Week!

School District 51 celebrates kindness

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - For the past three years, the students of School District 51 have come together to share some kindness.

The student run organization, Kindness is Contagious (KIC), will host a number of events this week. This year, the keynote speaker is Austin Eubanks, a Columbine survivor who battled addiction after the incident. Eubanks wants to talk to the students about how to handle emotions in a healthy way. He'll be speaking at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom on Tuesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. and the public is welcome to join.

On Saturday, February 17, everyone is invited to the Bucket List Boards, which will be in the alley behind the Rood Avenue Parking Garage from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also be a KIC benefit dinner on Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m. and all the proceeds will help keep KIC going in the years to come.

In addition, the high schools will have different events every day. Plus, local coffee shops will be participating in a Suspended Coffee event, where customers buy an extra coffee for someone in need, and the shops will give out a free coffee.

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