The creator of the project “dude. be nice” visited Laguna Middle School in San Luis Obispo on Friday to speak to students about kicking off their own “dude. be nice” week.
The project is designed to inspire young people to “build a positive community by rallying together to recognize a person or group in a fun, creative, and meaningful way.”
This will be the fourth year the school will participate in the event. Students got involved after a school-wide survey found that students felt as though kids could be nicer to each other.
This year, they invited the founder of “dude. be nice” to speak to the student body.
“One of the things we do is the thing called the ‘dude. be nice’ project where essentially we celebrate people all over the U.S. that are the underappreciated people in our communities that are still amazing and making a huge positive impact and we celebrate them,” explained Brent Camalich.
Two students each year are awarded for exemplifying DBN qualities.