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My Town GR North: NorthPointe Christian Elementary Hosts The NED Show
My Town GR North: NorthPointe Christian Elementary Hosts The NED Show

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  NorthPointe Christian Elementary School hosted a character education assembly program called The NED Show for its students on Friday, Jan. 16.        

For more than 25 years, this unique character education program has provided a kid-friendly school assembly presentation that promotes persistence, kindness and excellence in elementary school students. The assembly focuses on the importance of three simple principles: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best®.

NorthPointe Christian students enjoyed watching a professional children’s actor use storytelling, humor, magic, and yo-yo tricks to introduce kids to a fictional cartoon boy named “NED.” Students learned that NED’s name is an acronym for the three principles and that living these principles out is the secret to being a champion at school and in life.    

This assembly offered a wonderful chance for NorthPointe Christian Elementary to emphasize their values of godly character traits in a fun, engaging way. 

NorthPointe was able to have The NED Show without using any money from their budget. Other schools helped send the program to them by having a "pay it forward” sale of NED yo-yos and gear following their NED assembly. NPC Elementary also chose to sell NED gear after its assembly in order to pay it forward to the next school.

NorthPointe Christian Elementary will be one of approximately 5,000 schools to see The NED Show this year. Since 1989, the program has visited more than 25 million students throughout all 50 states, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. They have also presented to children at the White House on eleven different occasions.