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Words of encouragement can be found in a school’s bathroom stall

Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 14:20:43-04

The new school year means some fresh paint for schools, but the fresh paint at one school in Colorado Springs comes with inspirational messages.

We’re not talking about messages written on any old wall, we’re talking positive messages written on the walls of the bathroom stalls.  What started as Post-Its on the bathroom stall walls at James Madison Elementary School for a scholarship project last year, is a permanent display this year.

Two teachers led the project and they hope that students will walk away with the confidence to know that they are worthy and that they can be leaders.

Teachers and students picked all of the quotes that are found in the bathrooms. A company called “The Wondered Path” did all of the painting in the four restrooms at the school. They’re also working on all of the artwork that you’ll see when you walk in the door of the fifty-year-old school.