Youth Ambassador / NY

Your Value, Your Science By: Nicole Kim, YAV Teen Ambassador (Armonk, New York), high school junior, activist The pressure to be perfect has, in many ways, perfected its methods. In recent years, rising levels of stress and anxiety in the … Continue reading


Youth Ambassador

Helping My Generation Validate Themselves By: Henna Hundal, YAV Teen Ambassador (Turlock, California), high school senior, radio and talk show host, activist. Growing up is no easy experience. The teenage years are probably some of the most socially tumultuous time … Continue reading

Henna Hundai / YAV Teen Ambassador / Radio and Talk Show Host / Activist


It is clear that people not only need the message of you are valued ,but they are inspired by it. We have reached a point in our growth where we needed a space to build from. We took a risk … Continue reading



I was on a short surf trip to Puerto Rico.  On the last day I stopped by one of the best food trailers in the area.  The owner is such a pleasant man, not to mention an amazing chef.  I … Continue reading



YAV continues to create change one heart at a time near and far. There are over 9000 YAV push cards in circulation, to date (1/2014), reaching as far as Indonesia, Belgium, and Paris (that we know of). Over 2000 youth … Continue reading


Meet Jerry

Jerry has been in the downtown St. Petersburg area for many years. I have known him and seen him around for at least twenty.  When I say know him, I have had the privilege to talk with him many times … Continue reading


Valuing Our YOUTH

One of my favorite things to do when I work with a group of young people, no matter what the setting may be, is to ask them: How I, adults in general, can help them feel empowered, respected, supported, heard; … Continue reading


Valuing Others

Several months ago, Josh of Zen Glass Studios in St. Petersburg, Fl. expressed his appreciation for the efforts with YOU ARE VALUED. He then shared his desire to “value” the great nurses of Palms of Pasadena hospital for the kindness … Continue reading

Palms of Pasedena Building Community


We had the great pleasure of working with a group of inspiring young people on promoting compassion and building community. In the building community element of our work with them, they chose to value the custodians that keep their center … Continue reading

we are the world blog

Building Community

One of the workshops we do is on building community. We discuss the many people it takes to keep our world going. We then talk about how often we forget to appreciate one another as much as we should. We … Continue reading

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