This Saturday, Danbury's Broadview Middle School will host a Ben's Bells Kindness Conference. The event runs from 8 am to 4 pm, and will focus on kindness and aceptance in schools.

Ben's Bells was started by a Tucson family in 2003 in memory of their son who unexpectedly passed away. Their mission is to "inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships, and our communities."

The organization has helped communities deal with tragedies. A Ben's Bells studio was opened in Newtown after the Sandy Hook shootings and has since moved to Bethel after they outgrew their original location.

Saturday's event will educate students, families, faculty and staff about the benefits of kindness, and then empower them to create a culture of kindness in their schools and beyond. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeremy Richman of the Avielle foundation. Dr. Richman's daughter Avielle was killed at Sandy Hook, and the foundation works in her name to prevent violence through research and community education.

Registration is required for Saturday's event. For more details click here.


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