Children First: Choose Kindness

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Positivity is spreading with acts of kindness!

ABC30 aired its new Children First program, Choose Kindness, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The show will be rebroadcast October 5, 2019 at 8:30p.m.

Action News anchors Amanda Venegas and Tony Cabrera host the television special focusing on programs promoting kindness in our community.

The special includes the inspiring program called "dude. be nice." Students at Tulare Western High School perform acts of kindness year-round, including donating new shoes to children, food to low income families and promoting a positive campus culture. Sundale Union School students play games with younger kids with a message of inclusivity and character. Photographers from the Sweet Nectar Society donate their time and talent to spotlight children with special needs in their photo sessions. Kids at Malloch Elementary in Fresno are sprucing up their Kindness Garden. A boy scout embarks on a mission to honor the dead. A Fresno State student struggling to pay tuition is surprised and amazed at the generosity of strangers.

  • Tulare school students learn what it means to have character

  • Tulare Western students spreading joy with 'Dude, Be Nice' campaign

  • Kingsburg teen places metal crosses at grave sites of abandoned peoples

  • Malloch Elementary unveils new kindness garden

  • Kindness spreads across the Valley to honor woman killed in DUI crash

  • 'Local photographers help kids who are sick, injured or have special needs shine


    Here are some resources for those looking to Choose Kindness:

    dude. be nice Project

    Four Seasons of School Culture

    Tulare County Office of Education

    Character Counts

    Sweet Nectar Society


    Choose Kindness

    Stomp Out Bullying


    Valley Children's Healthcare

    Children First is a year-round effort focusing on challenges and opportunities among our youth in Central California. The program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations working with children. The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Choose Kindness", thirty-second public service announcements and special stories on Action News.

    ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.

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