Sandy Hook teacher starts program to teach kids about kindness - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Sandy Hook teacher starts program to teach kids about kindness

? Kaitlin Roig talks about her program called Classes for Classes, which is a pay it forward project for children. ? Kaitlin Roig talks about her program called Classes for Classes, which is a pay it forward project for children.
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

One of the teachers who survived inside Sandy Hook Elementary School after hiding 15 students in a closet-sized bathroom is now teaching young people how to take care of someone else.

Kaitlin Roig started Classes for Classes, which is a pay it forward project for children.

"In life when somebody does something really nice, you have to turn around and make them feel the same way," Roig said.

She was one of the Sandy Hook teachers who went back to school in neighboring Monroe in the weeks following that horrible day.

On Dec. 14, 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Since the tragedy, cards and gifts from all over the world have poured in.

"The one day when I brought a large box of recess toys, do you know who did this for us? They started raising their hands," Roig said. "They wanted to be nice, be kind and make us feel better."

That is how classes4classes.org was born. Roig set up the website to connect classrooms who need help with something, such as affording a new teaching tool with other classes who want to help.

The site even shows what the goal is and how close they are. Roig said that Dec. 14 was unimaginable, but it's not stopping her and her students from making a goal a possibility.

"These kids saying 'I want to give to someone else and I don't want anything in return, except that feeling,'" Roig said.

The project is currently in 14 classes in Connecticut and will be launched nationally in September.

For more information, click the following link for Classes for Classes.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit

    NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:22:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.More >>
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.More >>
  • Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

    Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:11:43 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:22:36 GMT
    A Pentagon spokesman said there was "no information" to confirm or deny the reports. (Source: Raycom Media)A Pentagon spokesman said there was "no information" to confirm or deny the reports. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

    More >>

    Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

    More >>
  • Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:43:15 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-05-24 05:42:52 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

    More >>

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly