COLONIE, N.Y. -- Despite the pain and debates sparked by the Newtown shootings, one good thing that has come out of it -- a campaign of kindness.
South Colonie Central High School's newly-formed group, called "i-Care," is encouraging students to perform 26 acts of kindness in honor of each Sandy Hook victim.
For each act, they earn a ribbon -- and those ribbons can be turned in for rewards, like Friday's movie night.
"The movies we're showcasing, they're popular. We can use them because they're relatable and then we're having discussions afterwards about what we can take in the different lessons and about how we can use those lessons to improve our school community," said Jason Neal, a South Colonie High Senior.
"When you think of bullying, it lasts with you for a really long time. When you think of high school you're gonna think 'oh I got bullied that one time' and you're going to think of all those negative experiences so it definitely is going to have a lasting impression,' said Amy Gordon, a South Colonie High Senior.
The members of i-Care also mentor other classmates and younger kids in the district.
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