Fifth Grade Students Participate in Kindness Retreat

University School of Milwaukee 5th grade students attended a day-long kindness retreat on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Middle School gymnasium.

The retreat was led by Youth Frontiers, an organization that partners with schools to build communities where students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.

The students learned how to use kindness as a “boomerang,” or something you first have to throw out before it comes back to you. The retreat leaders asked students to reflect on their role as community members and encouraged them to think about how their own actions impact their school, classrooms, friends, and themselves.

The event was full of high-energy activities and opportunities for sharing and reflection. For more information on the kindness retreat, visit
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