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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This month, students at Peeler Open Elementary School are looking for more than just a fun game to get in on; they are looking for an opportunity to help others.

"We are trying to spread kindness," said student Garrett Caldwell.

More specifically, they are trying to perform 100 random acts of kindness in less than a month.

It may sound like a daunting assignment, but these ACES after-school students are up to the task.

The task is called the Kindness Challenge.

"They love a competition or a goal, it gets them ready to do whatever you ask," said coordinator Erin Whitt.

It can be as simple as a smile or as complex as making a card.

"We have to do like, do something nice and then you can talk to your teacher and then they will put a lightbulb on the door," said first-grader Douglas Jones. "And even if they see you do an act of kindness, they will give a light bulb."

It's all about getting students to think more intentionally about being kind.

Learn more in today's What's Right With Our Schools.