“As a club, we recognize that small acts of kindness can make a big difference. As we continue to do them, we continue to multiply good within our community!”

The Pine-Richland Peer 2 Peer SIA team is a student-led group that strives to inspire kindness and multiply good by breaking down social barriers and bringing people from different walks of life together. This year, their goal was to make every student in the district feel like part of the Pine-Richland family. After several losses in the school community to suicide and the tragedy at The Tree of Life Synagogue in their broader Pittsburgh community, the Peer 2 Peer SIA team set out to learn more about how students at their school felt. A survey revealed that only 52% of the students felt respected. To change this statistic, the SIA team supported the creation and dissemination of 1,600 knitted hearts, along with hand-written notes of encouragement, to students across the district. This project, along with others, had a tremendous impact, supporting inclusion and positivity and ensuring all 5,000 students in the district feel like #weareprfamily.