Can we end hate and discrimination? And can we all learn to have acceptance for one another?
That is what Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John, co-Founders of Challenge Day and the Be the Change Movement; have dedicated over 20 years of their lives to do. Their vision is to create a world where everyone feels safe, loved, and celebrated. Yvonne and Rich believe this vision is completely attainable if we all have the courage to learn to love and accept ourselves, look through the eyes of compassion and respect, and to live our lives in service to others.
Through thought-provoking games, activities, and discussions, Challenge Day provides participants with tools to break down the walls of separation and isolation and build new levels of respect and communication. Students and adults leave Challenge Day inspired and empowered to become leaders in their schools and communities and to Be the Change they wish to see in the world.
Borrowing the words of Mahatma Gandhi, the Be the Change Movement challenges everyone to, “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Yvonne and Rick’s mission is to inspire people to be the change they wish to see in the world, starting with ourselves, through compassion and service using the formula for change – NOTICE, CHOOSE, and ACT.
NOTICE what’s happening in the world around us
CHOOSE how we want things to be and to find our passion and purpose for living
ACT by committing to do at least one intentional positive act of change each day with the goal of contributing to betterment of the planet and its people
Watch this This Emmy Award winning Documentary, hosted by Leeza Gibbons, and features Challenge Day’s founders Rich and Yvonne St. John-Dutra. It will inspire you and it can change you.
Cross the line and you will see that we all the same….
To learn more about Challenge Day, go to www.challengeday.org
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