Student Counselor Gives Handwritten Notes of Encouragement

Kevin Boyer works as a school counselor at an elementary school in Lancaster, Ohio, which is about 30 miles southeast of Columbus.

And he tries to spend part of each day on personalized, handwritten notes that he gives out to ALL of his students.

His school has about 600 kids.  And last year, he wrote at least one note to every single one of them.  Then he either handed them out in person, or left them on their desk before school.

He writes that he's proud of them, or congratulates them when they do well in school.  And when a new student moves to town, he writes them a welcome note.

He's doing it again this year, and plans to write at least one note for every kid again.  But he also pays special attention to kids having issues at school, or at home.

He says he was lucky to have really great parents.  And they used to put a note in his lunchbox every day that always made him feel good.  So that's where he got the idea.

The response so far has been pretty good.  And he says it's also kept HIS spirits up, because he's gotten a ton of handwritten notes back from kids who want him to know how much they appreciate him. 

(MSN / Lancaster Eagle Gazette)

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