Implemented by the Pleasant Grove Elementary Schoo
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
150 Reagan Road
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
How often have you thought or said that you would pay someone back when they did something for you? During the week of February 12, the Pleasant Grove student council is encouraging everyone in our school community to try something new. Instead of paying it back when someone does something for you, pay it forward instead.
Each student council representative will be given five $100 bills in play money to start a chain of kindness. When the representative does a favor for someone, he or she will give the person a $100 bill as a reminder to pay it forward. When that person pays it forward, he or she will pass along the bill as a reminder to the person he or she does a favor for to remind that person to pay it forward, too.
These unconditional favors (done without any expectation of anything in return) may be big or small, but we are encouraged to do something we wouldn’t usually do.
The inspiration for this project came from a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde. She got the idea when two strangers rescued her from her burning car. Then they disappeared. Since she couldn’t pay them back for their kindness to her, she decided to help others who were in trouble on the highway. This was her way of paying it forward.
If your child has a favor done for him or her at school and comes home and pays it forward to you, please keep our chain of kindness going. Who knows where it may end?
For more information on the Pay It Forward idea, check out the PIF Foundation website at