(photo and story courtesy of Fremont Tribune)

James Farrell, Fremont Tribune

This week, each of Fremont Public Schools elementary buildings received a visit from magician Jeff Quinn.

But Quinn’s performances didn’t just give kids the opportunity to be mystified. His show centers around the idea of “kindness,” and aims to help teach kids to be kind to one another, says Bell Field Elementary School Counselor Ainslee Kroenke.

“Really the reason we wanted to do it is because kindness and empathy and treating each other well is really a big thing that we’re always focusing on and teaching the kids,” Kroenke said. “Anytime that we have an opportunity to teach them and reinforce that, host things with fun involved too, we just really enjoy being able to do that for them.”

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