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and every other day.
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
Alex K. Ngo is currently a senior at Piedmont Hills High School and is utterly excited to see where ARK can go this year. Being in ARK has led him to spread kindness wherever he goes. Kindness is the staple for a happy life and he cannot wait to spread kindness wherever ARK reaches.
Kimmie Tran, the youngest senior in her class at the age of 16, enjoys doodling and long walks in the mall. She's a great friend, constantly listening to her peers' issues and supporting with all sincerity. Kimmie has a strong passion and spirit for kindness, as she puts all her effort into spreading positivity through creating new ARK clubs, arktivities, and posting inspiring messages on social media.
Victoria Tran is a happy-go-lucky individual who is emphatic about exploring all the life experiences the world has to offer. She has the tenacity to uphold an optimistic attitude when any obstacle is thrown her way. Her time spent as a volleyball enthusiast, bassoonist, and computer programmer provides her with great elation. Making memories with her family and friends brings her tremendous joy and laughter. Due to the mellifluous effects of kindness, Victoria has discovered an affinity for ARK.
Kevin Luong is a high school student who began searching for a place where he belonged. The opportunities and ambition he grasped helped him find himself and realize that in order to be successful, he must be motivated to make changes and adapt to new situations and environments. As the ARK Treasurer, he promises that within one year, he will be motivated, ambitious, and hungry to establish a great financial bank for succeeding ARK generations in the future.
Shayla Huynh is currently a junior at Willow Glen High School. It has always been a life passion of hers to serve others and leave a positive impact on the world. Through various clubs and experiences, she has been able to fulfill her goals and flourish them as well. From drawing to coding to graphic design, Shayla has always adored art from an early age. As Co-Media Coordinator, she plans to use her passion for kindness and for art to showcase ARK Club and its impact to others.
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."