cm_kindness2Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) officials, Superintendent Suzette Lovely, Jefferson Elementary Principal Chad Lund, and Hope Elementary Principal Richard Tubbs helped local nonprofit Kids for Peace (KFP) kick off the start of the Great Kindness Challenge by jumping out of an airplane onto the Oceanside Airport field, where they were joined with a spirited pep rally before and after the jump. The community gathered to celebrate the success of the program that began with just three schools in 2012 and has since grown to over five million registered students for this year’s event. The KFP Great Kindness Challenge ran for one week at the end of January. To learn more about KFP see our Q&A with Co-Founder and Executive Director Jill McManigal click here or visit