The 2018 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce E3 Project of the Year has been awarded to a project at Carpenter Elementary that has led to thousands of acts of kindness in the past year.
The “I Got You Project” was started in honor of Marcus (“Big Mack”) McIntosh, a 20-year old Ypsilanti native who was killed in a car crash in 2014, and had been known in the community for helping others.
McIntosh was the son of Carpenter’s social worker, Camille Woods, who started a program to promote kindness at Ypsilanti High School—where she worked at the time of her son’s death—by handing out “I Got You-Big Mack” wristbands in return for acts of kindness. When she moved to Carpenter, Woods decided to bring the project with her. When she challenged students to complete 1000 acts of kindness over 30 days last April, they more than doubled that, completing 2,755 acts of kindness.
See the story, videos and photos by Jo Mathis at: http://news.a2schools.org/i-got-you-kindness-project-at-carpenter-is-named-2018-ann-arbor-ypsilanti-chamber-of-commerce-e3-project-of-the-year/