Our philosophy is very straight forward. We believe kids respond and learn best from eachother. LiveKind™ teaches empathy and kindness as an antidote to meanness and aggression.
A teenager who was affected by bullying, to the point of cutting herself, speaks about her LiveKind™ experience and its cathartic effect. Her explanation of the process and her journey’s detail has been very helpful to many other kids.
Cops are just people in uniforms trying to do a job. They put their lives in danger every day. Many work in the communities they grew up in and want to make things better. A person in a uniform...
“What happened at the corner store can happen to anybody at any time.” Kids stay inside for safety because they don’t know what could be going on. They talk about shootings, fighting, and other...
Three teachers speak about the value of LiveKindTM to them and to their students. One admits to not seeing what was going on socially because he was so focused on academic issues.
LiveKind changes people’s minds and behavior by the way they listen. Breaking down the walls. Erasing the filters. Throwing away the bias - and truly listening. Connecting. Creating honest dialogue to reduce violence, anxiety, even suicide.
LiveKind has been successfully decreasing bullying in schools and other organizations for years. We can prove how it works.
And no one faces a more polarizing dialogue with their community than local police. Now LiveKind offers a powerful tool to generate authentic two-way conversations that can build relationships and save lives.
LiveKind™ calls “part one” of all its programs “Video-Mirroring.” We use video as a tool to begin conversations about the topics covered in a particular video or part of one. Kids and adults learn that we all fear similarly, care similarly, react similarly … we are human together.
Kids love video and adults get past their resistance to be on camera. When you tell a kid “we are going to flip things here. We are going to make short movies in which you are the teacher. We need to film you telling us your truth. What do you think we should do to help you solve kid issues?” We explain that when we capture what they really feel and think and put it on the internet they will be giving permission to others to speak their minds and hearts.
When this method is at its best we create stunning insights for all involved.
We teach a method we call The Circle of Conversation. It is a “facilitation method.” It is about getting kids and adults to interact, talk things out, develop understanding of each other. The videos live in the Library on our website are used as conversation starters, as needed and by category. This is not math or English or Social Studies and so becomes a group exercise in which the adult ONLY facilitates. It is about feelings and honoring them. It is about what words or actions have caused sadness, hurt, anger, upset? Its about Facts, Feelings, Perspective and Motivation, Solutions and Context that can be moved to other situations. The really good news is that once we believe in the power kids have to understand their own feelings, value their own opinions, trust and believe in themselves it all becomes part of them as well as you.
Count on LiveKind™ to deliver method that will decrease anxiety, improve organizational climate, increase cooperation, decrease bias, violence, make school or whatever your organization does a safer place to be.
LiveKind™ is a 501c3. Fees paid for usage of the videos and our trainings cover our basic costs to produce professional videos and deliver the trainings. We ask organizations who use our videos and partake in our trainings to pay those out of pocket expenses. Skin in the game.
The LiveKind™ infrastructure, which includes all operations expenses, staffing, fundraising costs, the hard costs of facilities, office expenses, staff salaries are covered by tax deductible donations. Where LiveKind™ is used we invite community participation, Cause Marketing if you will, or giving back. Community businesses HAVE to depend youth becoming a healthy, dependable, considerate work force. Community businesses have an obligation to help provide safe environments to grow up in.