At 9 years old, Katie Staglioni, grew a cabbage that turned out to be 40 pounds. She decided to bring it to a local shelter. They were able to feed over 200 people from it. This spurred Katie on to plant a larger garden and bring its produce to other shelters and churches. She got her school to help and they donated a garden plot the size of a football field.
Katie kept garening and donating what she grew, until she decided she wanted to reach out to other kids to also plant gardens to fee the food insecure. She settled on working with kids 9-16 years old, listen and find out why. Now there are kids with gardens all over the United States. Katie now in her early 20s provides, seeds, guidance and support to all who plant gardens. She has plans to reach out to other countries in the coming years. Find out more> www.Katie'sKrops.org
Cherry Steinwender, co-authored Dialogue: Racism, a seminar that examines the history and sociological phenomenon of racism in the United States. She is the author of Bread is A Simple Food, Teaching Children about Cultures.Mrs. Steinwender has conducted workshops for delegations from South and Central America, Africa, South Asia and Europe who were guests of the U.S. State Department and interested in learning about American racism.
She has worked with counselors, social workers, various municipal agencies, faith-based groups, corporate America, (which includes Shell Oil Company), as well as students from elementary through college and university levels.
Among her most cherished awards, Mrs. Steinwender received the 2013 Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Award, which is given to a person who works to further the ideal of world peace, and the 2013 Diversity Champion Award.
When he saw the people in Venezuela, suffering under the dictatorship there, it touch John Miles, a digital entrepreneur.
He partner up with another entrepreneur and they decided the best way to help was to find a way to employ these educated, talented and hard-working people. He also paid them in US dollars because the Venezuelan currency would lose it's value very quickly and people could not provide for themselves and their families. He came up with the idea for iWorker, which pairs talent like web design, social media skills, etc. to business who need these skills. Soon he had 7,000 companies on board and over 350 skilled workers, some of whom are now employed by these companies as regular employees via Zoom. His work enabled many of the workers to leave Venezuela to the safety of other countries to live a safe and normal life.
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Interview:Leon Logothetis, Netlfix, The Kindness Diaries
Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries.
Leon has visited more than 100 countries and traveled to every continent. As host of the Netflix series, The Kindness Diaries, Leon circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike ‘Kindness One’, giving life-changing gifts along the way to unsuspecting good Samaritans. All of this whilst relying on the kindness of strangers. He recently returned from filming the second season of The Kindness Diaries in which he traveled from Alaska to Argentina circumnavigated the globe ion his vintage yellow VW Beetle, Kindness Two, changing lives one mile at a time. The third season is coming out and watch for his documentary to be released in 2020. https://leonlogothetis.com/
His books, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody: The Kindness Diaries; Live, Love and Explore:Discover The Way Of The Traveler, a Roadmap To The Life You Were Meant To Live published by Readers Digest, are in stores now. His new book, Go Be Kind, was released 3/26/19.
See more of Leon's adventures on FB and Instagram @KindnessGuy and his website: https:/leonlogthetis.com
Interview: Albert Nashon, Slumcode
Growing up in a poor section of Nairobi Kenya, Africa, Albert knew that he could change his life to something much better which he did. He also decided that he could help other children growing up in the kind of circumstances he experienced. To that end he founded Slumcode which has programs focused on education, entrepreneurship and leadership. It is a model for community participation and social change.
The mission of Slumcode: "To create space for innovation and creativity among less priviledged popuation to identify, access and exploit in an enabling environment for reasearch, incubation, networking and continuous knowledge sharing local solutions to local challenges." Slumcode is focused on increasing the capacity of children, youth and women in targeted communities working toward sustainability. The core values of Slumcode are: 1) Integrity 2) Diligence 3) Honesty 4) Faith 5) Servant leadership 6) Responsibility. To appreciate the level of ability watch this video: March2Greatness Anthem Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeUqK8O5Ro4 Albert also did a climb on Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Slumcode and will arrange future climbs.
Interview: Dr. Shawne Duperon, Project Forgive
.From an abusive childhood to TV producer with 6 Emmy awards to nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Shawne Duperon demonstrates the real power of true forgiveness. She was catapulted into fame when she did a short video, The Apology, now used by world leaders internationally. She brings the tools she created in the Apology to her work with corporations like General Motors . It's a 3 step process which challenges you to forgive someone even if they haven't apologized.
In Project Forgive, Dr Shawne, as she likes to be called, focused on teach teachers the tools of forgiveness because they influence so many children many of whom have been abused or are living in less than ideal situations. She did this rather than work with children directly because of the pervading influence of teachers on their students every year. And, it's working! Her insight, clarity, focus, determination, understanding and kindness as seen in this interview demonstrates the world leader in forgiveness that she is.