THINK KINDNESS inspires measurable acts of Kindness in schools and communities around the world. They travel all throughout the country calling on students to compete in their kindness challenge where they will complete thousands of acts of measurable kindness. They believe that each act of Kindness, no matter how small, has an unforeseeable ripple effect that makes the world a better place. Every person on this planet can think of at least one Kind act that made their day a little brighter. It is their mission to inspire those Kind acts. To gather thousands of people to perform seemingly simple acts of Kindness in solidarity that will result in a wave of good, and that will make a difference in the world.
You can visit Think Kindness at ThinkKindness.org.
Ask your school to consider having a Think Kindness Assembly today and help spread Kindness throughout your own community! Learn more HERE!
Meet the Think Kindness Team
Brian WILLIAMS is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts. He flips, he kicks, and he inspires.
Brian’s martial arts instructor taught him since childhood that ‘Kindness was the ultimate form of self-defense’ and they were not training to just become a black belt in the arts, but a Kindness Ninja. A true Kindness Ninja, as he was taught, is a person that carries out an act of Kindness without the desire of seeking recognition.
Now Brian is on a mission to inspire crowds of Kindness Ninjas in schools across the country to ban together in solidarity to make a massive difference in the world. His infectious energy and positivity has earned him national media exposure on MTV, USA Today, & MSNBC. He has spoken to over 250,000 students across the country, collected over 300,000 pairs of shoes for needy children and families around the world, produced 2 award-winning humanitarian documentaries and has traveled to Kenya 9-times to carry out Global Acts of Kindness.
Brian’s passion in life is to inspire youth, that every single person has the ability to make a difference in someone’s life. No matter how rich, poor, or dysfunctional your world may be. . . everyone has the ability to impact someone’s life in a positive way.
He is a person of action. He thrives on not being a speaker that takes the stage and talks for an hour and leaves. Rather, he aims to create movements of Kindness within each school he visits. He challenges each school to a massive 15 Days of Kindness challenge, school versus school, seeing who can make the biggest difference in the world. . . in just 15 days. Schools have noticed a decrease in bully related incidences after taking on Brian’s 15 Days of Kindness challenge.
He has mastered the skill of motivating people to action. In addition to traveling the country speaking to students, he also works with school counselors, principals and teachers, equipping them with ideas, resources, and tactics to inspire a Kinder culture within their school.
Brian currently resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife and 1 year-old baby girl. . . who is already starting to Karate Chop everything in sight.
Miguel RODRIGUEZ is a first generation Mexican-American. Miguel’s parents migrated to the United States in the mid 70’s residing in Southern California. Growing up, Miguel didn’t speak english. His teachers would speak to him in Spanish to cater to ‘Mexican kid’. To Miguel, this seemed normal. . . until his family moved 3,000 miles away to primarily white suburbia area in Northwestern Pennsylvania. And this is when Miguel went into a self-identity crisis.
At an early age, Miguel lived through what many young people face today, not fitting in or being accepted by their peers. Miguel experienced many personal struggles and obstacles as he grew up and then one day he had an awakening. This “aha moment” is where he was able to love and accept himself for who he is.
Miguel now travels the country encouraging students of all ages to embrace who they are and how they must protect themselves from any doubt, discouragement or negativity. He uses his story to inspire children not only LOVE who they are, but to accept other and together change the world.
Every child is special. Every child has unique abilities that can make our world a better place. Miguel inspires children to embrace the diversity of race, age, religion and abilities within their student body in a way to make our world a better place.
Meet Julie KELLY. Julie’s message is simple, but powerful, love yourself no matter what happens to you.
Throughout her life, Julie felt like the square peg that never fit in the round hole, and endured many challenges, such as surviving a horrific car accident caused by a drunk driver.
Even in the toughest of times, Julie always chose to rise above her struggles, and tried to find the Grace in every situation, living by the motto that everything happens FOR you, not to you.
Originally from Australia, Julie now lives in Southern California, and spends her days traveling the country, instilling skills such as resilience, self-worth and compassion into students of all ages. Julie’s message has a strong emphasis on building character through smart choices, and understanding that your character and behaviors have a direct impact on your life’s goals, and the amount of success you can achieve.
Believing that decisions determine destiny, Julie’s message encourages students to think before they say anything, do anything, or post anything online, encouraging them to choose kindness over popularity, as each choice either builds their character or hurts their character, ultimately impacting their own happiness and opportunities.