Alabama Students Make Valentine's Day Also 'No Cussing Day'
"I think it's a wonderful idea, especially since it has percolated up from the children themselves. They want to do something to help their community," said Mobile County Commission President Merceria Ludgood.
Approximately 500 students from Lott and Semmes Middle Schools created a proposal to make Valentine's Day free of profanity. In addition to approving their idea, the commission is also spending $5,000 to fly in California teen McKay Hatch, who started the national No Cussing Club back in 2007 at his junior high in South Pasadena, CA.
The No Cussing Club today has more than 20,000 members from the United States and around the world.
"Our members take the No Cussing Challenge, which is a commitment to themselves to use better language," McKay explains. "This commitment not only improves their lives but also the world around them. Through our motto, 'Leave People Better Than You Found Them' our members are also looking for opportunities everyday to help people and lift them up through their words and actions."