Today we talk to Henry James and Lily Schur, high school students at Shepaug Valley High School. Faced with sudden school shut down, canceled events activities including sports, school plays and senior project activities they decided to turn things around. Rather than give into feelings of sadness or fear, Lily and Henry joined together with a mission to flood social media feeds with positive messages and hope.
Each day, a challenge is posted on their instagram page @kickcoronachallenge. Their 300+(and growing!) followers include Shepaug students, teachers, community members and even friends from “rival” high schools. Followers are encouraged to post pictures completing the day’s challenge, tasks which have included baking, working out and most recently posting a funny meme.
The response has been amazing, with hundreds of posts, featuring smiling faces, competitive messages and creativity. Make sure to follow @kickcoronachallenge to join Henry and Lily in spreading positivity and conquering feelings of disconnectedness as we navigate the new world of “social distancing”.
Positivity always wins… always”Gary Vaynerchuk