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MILFORD, Del. – One million acts of kindness. That's what students in Milford are trying to achieve after a counselor promised to shave her head if students could reach it.

Students took matters into their own hands and launched S.M.A.K. Students for a Million Acts of Kindness. The initiative started in October and has taken a life of it's own.

"We didn't know it would spread this big," said Milford senior, Chelsea Fitzgerald. "It's awesome seeing how the kids are adapting to it."

Wellness Center Counselor Su Chafin said the idea was something that started off small but has been great to watch grow into something much bigger. It encourages students to engage in acts of kindness, no matter how big or small. The ultimate goal is to try and create a more positive environment.

"I don't know how big it will get and it really doesn't matter," said Chafin. "I don't really even mind if we get to a million acts of kindness because 45,000 acts of kindness at a high school today...that's amazing.

The idea originally started with just students at the high school. Now the idea has spread to students all throughout Milford School District. The students have nearly 45,000 acts of kindness already racked up and it has all been the student's hard work and efforts to make it happen.

Chafin along with other faculty members in the schools have promised to shave their heads or other crazy things to get students excited about the idea of giving back.

"It's just hair. Hair grows back," said Chafin. "The fact that they'd be to lead a movement at this age why wouldn't I shave my head."

For more information on the program or to keep track of the acts of kindness, you can visit the school district's website at www.milfordschooldistrict.org or by using the Twitter handle #milfordSMAK.

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