The heartbreaking news of the loss of seventeen innocent lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida sparked Monroe High School sophomore, Kylie Niemi, to reach out in love.
"I simply could not bear doing nothing to help the school, families and communities who were affected by this tragedy," Kylie said. "So I decided to create a project to help them; one high school supporting another high school."
Kylie started by presenting the facts of the Parkland tragedy to classes at MHS and encouraged her peers to write letters of kindness and encouragement to the school shooting survivors. Working with school staff, she hopes to collect as many letters as possible to mail to the Parkland, Florida, students in the coming weeks.
"Those students are hurting, that community is hurting and I have the power to do something about it," Kylie told a reporter from King 5 News when interviewed about the project. She hopes the letters will have a ripple effect of compassion that might even touch the heart of some other alienated student out there.
See the full story as it appeared on King 5 News.