Struggling with his tumultuous home life, Lyle Benjamin's goal to repay the debt of those who helped him leads him on a mission to introduce civility, kindness, and social education into schools, confronting an educational system that fails to prepare students for the real world.
"Don't wait until you're educated up the Yang Yang, okay? That's not going to help. Plant the seeds of kindness and civility so that the mindset will follow, and be perseverant, consistent, and persistent in your actions to make an impact on the world."
Lyle Benjamin is the founder of three nonprofit educational organizations: 16 Things Kids Can Do, planned acts of Kindness and One Planet, one People. He has dedicated his life to helping people, and works to promote civility, kindness and social education in schools.
Lyle Benjamin had a difficult home life growing up, so he started working at 11 years old to get away. People took an interest in him, which had a major impact, and he wanted to repay that debt by helping people. He was determined to make a difference in the world, so he created three non-profit educational organizations to focus on social education. He learned how to create change through planned acts of kindness, and his programs have reached individuals from all backgrounds. He encourages people to take action and make an impact on the world, no matter the size of their goals. Lyle Benjamin is determined to show that anyone can make a difference and create positive change for society.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How to introduce civility and kindness into schools.
2. How to create collaboration between scientific, business, government and academic groups to solve global issues.
3. How to create a system of volunteer success programs for individuals and organizations.
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