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Struggling Students Enter Class To Find Different Notes From Same Social Worker On Every Desk

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

When Kevin Boyer was a little boy, his parents would stick notes in his lunch box every day to make his time at school just a little bit better. It was a gesture that stuck with him as he grew older.

For the past seven years, Kevin has worked as a family and student support coordinator for an Ohio school district. Many of his elementary students are struggling at home and/or at school.

Kevin desperately wanted these students to know that they mattered, and their achievements did not go unnoticed.

So for the 2017 school year, Kevin came up with a personal goal: to write six notes every day to the school’s 600 students by the end of the year. He knew it would be no easy feat, but he was determined to see if it would somehow help the kids and keep them motivated.

The social worker wrote each note before class started, then placed them on each desk before students arrived.

As the days and months passed, Kevin noticed the students coming to school more eager than ever, just to find a new note waiting for them on their desks. Many of the kids would take the notes home and hang them up as a show of pride. Others would rush up to Kevin in the hallway and thank him for their notes with friendly hugs and high fives.

Kevin has kept his mission going for the new school year and has since written hundreds of personalized notes.

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