Santa Ynez Valley 13 Year-Old Launches 'Kindness Project' to Grow Special Olympics
By Lisa Andre
There is one thing the world could always use a little more of -- kindness -- and Nicky Hansen has found a way to both source and spread it in the Santa Ynez Valley.
The eighth-grader at Jonata Middle School showed his self-produced 7-minute informational video at the Buellton City Council meeting on May 24 to raise awareness about a Special Olympics program being organized in the Santa Ynez Valley. The video also served as Nicky's "Kindness Project," assigned by his English teacher, who attended the Council meeting to cheer him on.