Be Nice Day in Kent County

7:39 AM, Feb 25, 2011   |    comments
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Fruitport Township's "smiley face" water tower

Grand Rapids, Mich. (WZZM) - It's Be Nice Day, part of an anti-bullying campaign launched by the Mental Health Foundation.

The Mental Health Foundation says bullying in schools can lead to suicide and suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescence in Kent County and the third leading cause of death among adolescence nationally.

Grandville Public School is teaming up with the Mental Health Foundation to launch Be Nice Day in class.  They will have t-shirts, buttons and wristbands that say "Be Nice."  Kids and staff can purchase them and the proceeds go towards the Live Laugh Love education program within the school.

The Mental Health Foundation wants the entire community of Grandville to participate in its Be Nice Campaign.

Be Nice Day is a way to encourage kids to be kind to one another and a way to curtail bullying in a positive way.

Kent County Board of Commissioners and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell officially proclaimed Friday, February 25th as "Be Nice Day." 

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