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#ICANHELP & #Work2BeWell Students Successfully Help Pass Legislation in Oregon: What it Means Going Forward

Students in Oregon can now make up classwork, homework, and tests when taking needed days away from the classroom for their mental health. New legislation was recently passed in Oregon thanks to a group of students, including Hailey Hardcastle and Derek Evans, who lobbied state lawmakers for a new bill. 

The story about the new bill and students behind it recently aired on NBC News and the Today Show. Watch the story as aired on the Today Show here and NBC News here

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Smile Cards are in one word, impactful. They have the ability to change someone’s day from bad to good, good to great, and everywhere in between. It took me a long time to recognize the true power of these small yet powerful cards. When I was told the story that made me realize this power it was 10,000+ cards later. I was once passing out these cards at my high school, as I would do at random times throughout the years I attended Chino Hills. I don’t remember giving this amazing human a Smile Card but the action of taking the time out of my day to give her one was so genuine it shook her to her core.

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