Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, in partnership with Subway Restaurants of Arizona, Dasani Water, Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project, rode into Prince Elementary School in Tucson on March 27 to recognize two special students as part its Cycle for Success program. Through a teacher-led nomination process, wherein educators are asked to submit nominations highlighting students’ good works both inside and outside of the classroom, 3rd grader Syncir and 4th grader Jesus were chosen to be surprised with bikes, helmets and locks, as well as Subway lunches for their entire classes.
“Syncir is always helping everyone! He is shy in front of the whole class, but overcomes his hesitation because he so wants to be of service,” said Ellen Harris, Syncir’s teacher. “He has run across the room when someone has spilled something or dropped something. We have many kind kids at Prince, but Syncir is especially so.”
The Cycle for Success program has been operating for more than 10 years and focuses on increasing children’s self-esteem, encouraging the community to become involved in the lives of at-risk children and promoting random acts of kindness in local schools. Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona and The Be Kind People Project advocate for the health and safety of children, recognize random acts of kindness that may otherwise go unnoticed, and encourage community involvement in the lives of at-risk youth.
“The main reason I nominated Jesus is because of his positive attitude about life,” Kelsey Glavin, Jesus’ teacher. “He always models exceptional behavior and shows students what to do in and out of the classroom.”
Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona’s mission is to provide sports equipment, uniforms, registration fees and access to major sporting events for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate. Subway Restaurants of Arizona supports kids in sports because it believes basic sports skills -- teamwork, commitment and accountability -- help kids throughout their lives. Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona has reached more than 25,000 Arizona children since its inception in 1999.