The Yorkton Regional High School is paying it forward. For this week, students from the high school will be going into the community and doing good deeds, and encouraging people do the same for the people around them.
The initiative is part of the school joining the C2BK Schools program. The name stands for Cool to be Kind, and the initiative is designed to encourage students to become kinder to one another, and pay it forward campaigns are an integral part of the initiative.
At the assembly to introduce the event, Rachel Kraynick spoke about how her son Chase embraced the message of pay it forward before his tragic death at six years old. She told students how he tried to help people as much as he could at his young age, from doing extra chores around the farm to helping other people they knew in the area.
She says that the initiative is something that is very dear to the family and that is the the way they are remembering their son, including their campaign to raise funds and get Aviva support for the Chase Kraynick Memorial Spray Park in Canora.
Students at YRHS were given a variety of potential activities which they could do in the community, including cleaning graffiti, giving toys to charity, and doing chores for people in their neighborhood who might otherwise be unable to do them, whether because of a lack of time or physical ability.
The entire school is participating from staff to students, and also encourages others in the community to participate as well.