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 looking as great as it does by making him thank you cards/pictures. The intention behind this initiative is to give them the opportunity to experience the benefit of valuing others, while valuing themselves just the same.  The more we, as a global community, facilitate opportunities for young people to experience the joy in giving, the more likely they are to contribute to creating positive change in our world.

From the words of a young person in the group, “you make me smile just by asking me how my day was.” Never underestimate just how far a simple act of kindness can go.

Take a moment to watch this short slideshow/video:  YAV – Building Community and Promoting Compassion

You Are Valued – Ricky Roberts III