Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, in partnership with Subway Restaurants of Arizona, Dasani Water, Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project, rode into Galveston Elementary School in Chandler this February to recognize two special students as part of its Cycle for Success program. Through a teacher-led nomination process, wherein educators are asked to submit nominations highlighting students’ good works both inside and outside of the classroom, a third grader and a fourth grader were chosen to be surprised with bikes, helmets and locks, as well as Subway lunches for their entire classes.
“On a daily basis, my student motivates me and his classmates with his positive words and actions in and outside the classroom,” said Ms. Garcia, fourth grade teacher. “He is always a friend, is always kind and is always willing to help in the classroom.”
The Cycle for Success program has been operating for more than a decade and focuses on increasing children’s self-esteem, encouraging the community to become involved in the lives of at-risk children and promoting random acts of kindness in local schools. Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona and The Be Kind People Project advocate for the health and safety of children, recognize random acts of kindness that may otherwise go unnoticed, and encourage community involvement in the lives of at-risk youth.
“My student gives me positive hope for this generation of kids who are surrounded by so much negativity,” said Mrs. Person, third grade teacher. “He completes all his work, homework and assessments with the hardest working attitude even when concepts are difficult for him.”
Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona’s mission is to provide sports equipment, uniforms, registration fees and access to major sporting events for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate. Subway Restaurants of Arizona supports kids in sports because it believes basic sports skills — teamwork, commitment and accountability — help kids throughout their lives. Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona has reached more than 25,000 Arizona children since its inception in 1999.
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