“Be Kind.”

“You are Enough.”

Rock Island School District Staff Hope to Inspire Students Through "T-shirt Tuesdays"“We are in this together,” are just some of the many positive messages you’ll see at Rock Island High School.

The idea came from Rock Island High School teacher Kelly Young. Mrs. Young was starting to accumulate several inspirational t-shirts. So she decided to start wearing them once a week at work, every Tuesday.

“The idea is to wear shirts with inspirational or supportive text to show students we care,” said Mrs. Young.

After she started getting students complimenting and noticing her shirts she thought why not ask more teachers to join her.

She reached out to other teacher friends on her social media, encouraging them to join her by pulling out their inspirational t-shirts and wearing it on Tuesdays.

The response has been overwhelming and has started a movement. Not only does Rock Island High School staff participate but other schools in the RIMSD#41 are participating in what has been deemed “T-shirts Tuesdays.”

“We hope to help students feel supported and seen at school,” said Mrs. Young.

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Kelly Young – Rock Island High School
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Emily Peterson – Edison Jr. High
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Jessica Matherly – Rock Island High School, Millie Matherly – Earl Hanson
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Sue Crowder – Rock Island High School
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Julie Churchill – Rock Island High School
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Lauren Cameron – Earl Hanson Elementary
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Katie Mertel – Rock Island High School
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Cheryl McClendon – Rock Island High School
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Meaghan Jackson – Rock Island High School
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Nikkie Reagan – Rock Island High School
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Andrea Parer – Rock Island High School
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Jarrin Williams – Rock Island High School
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Michelle Greenwood and Coonie Hayek – Rock Island High School
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Lori Anderson – Rock Island High School
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Rock Island School District Staff Hope to Inspire Students Through "T-shirt Tuesdays"
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.