I'm glad you exist.
HOLIDAY CARE P-ARK-AGES
On December 20, 2014, ARK members across the Bay Area packaged and distributed care packages to the homeless in Downtown San Jose.
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WHAT WE DO
We high school students face stress, anxiety, drama, and negativity from time to time. The Acts of Random Kindness Club strives to make high school a little more pleasant by conducting uplifting campaigns, activities, and projects, because it's the little things in life that make a difference.
Examples of past "ARK-tivities"
"ARK Loves You" posters for victims of bullying
Kindness Scavenger Hunt
“The Clothespin Game” (pinning compliment-laden clothespins on students)
"Reverse Graffiti" (sticky note compliments)
Rainbow Friendship Bracelets
Left food/money ("Lunch's on me!") in vending machines
Distributed free Thanksgiving and Halloween grams
Thank You Letters for janitors and faculty
Finals Week Care Packages
"Cuties for Cuties" Campaign (distributed tangerines)
"ARK-ster Pun-nies" (Scattered easter eggs around campus)
Baked cupcakes for ASB Officers
"Give a Cookie, Get a Cookie"
...and many more!
ARK is honored to have starred in a documentary sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. The video illustrates ARK's history, mission, and activities, peppered with scenes from our Kindness Flash Mob.
WHO WE ARE
Aaditya Annamalai is currently a senior at American High School. A distinguished boy scout, he follows the motto: "Do a Good Turn Daily." Very involved in his school's music program, he plays both the saxophone and trombone. When he's not at a scout meeting or a band concert, he'll most likely be outside swimming, biking, or hiking. Regardless of what he's doing, he always focuses on serving others and bettering the community whether that's through tutoring kids, volunteering at the soup kitchen, or cleaning up the beach. After all, it's the little things that count, together let's make our mARK!
Victoria Tran is a happy-go-lucky individual who is emphatic about exploring life experiences the world has to offer. She upholds an optimistic attitude no matter what obstacles may be thrown her way. In her free time she enjoys being a volunteer, volleyball player, bassoonist, and computer programmer. Spending time with her family and friends never fails to make her smile. To Victoria, there is no limit when it comes to the positive impact kindness can create. As her passion for ARK continues to grow, she hopes to let everyone know that one new smile in this world can start with you.
Danielle Nouriazad is currently a senior at Santa Teresa High School. She is a small human being with a big heart! She strives to keep a smile on her face through even the toughest of times and her enthusiasm about kindness is contagious. From petting dogs to eating frozen yogurt, Danielle has always strived to make sure the little things count in her life, as well as the lives of others. With a dedication to kindness and a skip in her step, nothing can stop her from achieving her dream of making everyone smile everyday.
A senior at American High School, Zeralene Yet is proud and honored to serve you as this year’s regional treasurer. She is very dedicated and driven. Zeralene’s happiness is contingent on the happiness of the people around her; her goals in life include making an impact on the world whether that be through teaching the youth or continuing her clean water initiative. She is very passionate about learning new things, especially names, so be sure to say hi when you see her!
Ellen Nguyen is a senior at Tracy High School, where she started the Tracy High ARK Club in her sophomore year. A sucker for adventure and ice cream, she makes it a point to do all she does with enthusiasm – whether she is marathoning Korean dramas or volunteering in the community, she acts with overwhelming dedication. She hopes to use her tenacity to make the world a better place; her drive to help others has led to her unyielding zeal for ARK and her passion for medicine. Though she may look confused all the time and has a speedy waddle-walk akin to that of a Psy-duck, she’ll be waddling into your heart any time soon now.
Aaron Lee is an senior at Independence High School. He is very dedicated to swimming as well as music. Thanks to some very special people that inspire him to become the best that he could be, Aaron continues to do all he can in order to support people in need and to benefit ARK's mission. In his free time, he often plays video games, including but not limited to the Dark Souls series, putting up sticky notes that he completely ignores throughout the year, and cooking up meals for his insatiable appetite.
Sabrina is a life enthusiast who has crusaded for kindness in both Silicon Valley and Singapore. Having experienced the day-to-day struggles of high school, she created ARK Club in August 2011 in an attempt to lift her and her peers' spirits. While she finds joy in hip hop, milk tea, and new cuisines, Sabrina aspires to be a globally impactful business leader who radiates compassion in all her endeavors.
Hannah grew up by the serene mountains in Vancouver, Canada and currently resides in Westwood, California. Emulating those who inspired her to become the person she is today, Hannah strives to be a beacon of light to her peers during the rough patches in life. In her free time, you can find her doodling in Adobe Illustrator, writing to-do lists she never completes, or binge-eating large bags of Hot Cheetos.
ARK Board Members
Along with the officers, these dedicated members help lead activities, plan meetings, and publicize events at their respective school's clubs.
WHERE WE ARE
Beginning at Independence High School, ARK is now a sprawling movement blossoming at over 100 high schools and counting across and beyond California. It has recently spread overseas to South Africa and the Philippines.
Alameda High (Alameda, CA)
Amador Valley High School (Pleasanton, CA)
American High (Fremont, CA)
American Indian Public Charter High School (Oakland ,CA)
Andrew P. Hill High (San Jose, CA)
Ann Sobrato High (Morgan Hill, CA)
Arcadia High (Arcadia, CA)
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA)
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)
California High (San Ramon, CA)
California Crosspoint High School (Alameda, CA)
Capuchino High School (San Bruno, CA)
Campolindo High (Moraga, CA)
Castro Valley High School (Castro Valley, CA)
Center High (Antelope, CA)
Dinuba High School (Dinuba, CA)
Dougherty Valley High (San Ramon, CA)
Durham High (Durham, CA)
El Cerrito High (El Cerrito, CA)
Evergreen Valley High (San Jose, CA)
Foothill High School (Bakersfield, CA)
Foothill High School (Pleasanton, CA)
Fountain Valley High (Fountain Valley, CA)
Fremont Christian School (Fremont, CA)
Fremont High School (Sunnyvale, CA)
Georgina P. Blach Intermediate (Los Altos, CA)
Gonzales High School (Gonzales, CA)
Gunderson High School (San Jose, CA)
Gunn High (Palo Alto, CA)
Hayward High (Hayward, CA)
Independence High (San Jose, CA)
Irvington High (Fremont, CA)
James Logan High School (Union City, CA)
John C. Kimball High (Tracy, CA)
John F. Kennedy High (Fremont, CA)
John Marshall Senior High School (Los Angeles, CA)
Kingsburg High School (Kingsburg, CA)
KIPP King Collegiate Charter School (San Lorenzo, CA)
KIPP San Jose Collegiate Charter School (San Jose, CA)
Leadership Public Schools- Hayward (Hayward, CA)
Leigh High (San Jose, CA)
Leland High (San Jose, CA)
Lynbrook High (San Jose, CA)
Mark Keppel High (Alhambra, CA)
Marina High School (Marina, CA)
Menlo-Atherton High (Atherton, CA)
Mills High (Millbrae, CA)
Milpitas High (Milpitas, CA)
Mira Mesa High (San Diego, CA)
Miramonte High (Orinda, CA)
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont, CA)
Moreau Catholic High School (Hayward, CA)
Mount Eden High (Hayward, CA)
Mt. Pleasant High (San Jose, CA)
Mountain View High (Mountain View, CA)
Notre Dame High School (San Jose, CA)
Oak Grove High (San Jose, CA)
Pacific Grove High School (Pacific Grove, CA)
Palo Alto High (Palo Alto, CA)
Piedmont Hills High (San Jose, CA)
Quarry Lane High (Dublin, CA)
Redwood Middle School (Saratoga, CA)
Richard Gahr High (Cerritos, CA)
Rio Vista High (Rio Vista, CA)
San Mateo High (San Mateo, CA)
San Leandro High (San Leandro, CA)
Santa Clara High (Santa Clara, CA)
Santa Teresa High (San Jose, CA)
Saratoga High (Saratoga, CA)
Segerstrom High School (Orange County, CA)
Silver Creek High (San Jose, CA)
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (Alameda, CA)
Summit San Jose Tahoma (San Jose, CA)
The Kings Academy (Sunnyvale, CA)
Tracy High School (Tracy, CA)
University Preparatory Academy (San Jose, CA)
Valley Christian High (San Jose, CA)
Washington High (Fremont, CA)
Westminster High (Westminster, CA)
Wilcox High (Santa Clara, CA)
Willow Glen High (San Jose, CA)
Yerba Buena High (San Jose, CA)
Yuba City High (Yuba City, CA)
Yucaipa High (Yucaipa, CA)
Gaither High School (Tampa, FL)
Gulf Coast High School (Naples, FL)
John Jay High (Cross River, NY)
RIT (Rochester, NY)
St. John's University (Queens, NY)
Brooklyn College CUNY (Brooklyn, NY)
Paul VI High (Haddonfield, NJ)
Rosemount High School (Rosemount, MN)
Stonewall Jackson High School (Manassas, VA)
Battlefield High School (Gainesville, VA)
JP McCaskey High School (Lancaster, PA)
Montour High School (Mckees Rocks, PA)
PAREF Woodrose School, Inc. (Muntinlupa City, NCR)
Mount Desert Island High (Bay Harbor, MA)
Jefferson High (Jefferson, WI)
Project Stay (Milwuakee, WI)
La Pine High School (La Pine, OR)
Parkhurst Primary School (Cape Town, South Africa)
KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School (Nashville, TN)
Westwood High School (Memphis, TN)
Mary Baldwin College (Staunton, VA)
Sandpoint High School (Sandpoint, ID)
Waimea High School (Waimea, HI)
"Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."