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Go Love Now - Empowering the World to Embrace Self-Love, Compassion and Kindness

We empower youth/adults to embrace self-love, compassion and kindness through a unique and effective habit building methodology.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

On a macro level, the world is divided and this stems from a lack of self-love. People cling to beliefs that vilify differences. On a micro level, especially in the USA, students love themselves and believe in their abilities less and less. Kids are taking their lives at alarming rates (3 of every 200 middle schoolers has attempted suicide), bullying is rampant and mass shootings have become the norm.

Go Love Now has a proven program to combat these issues.

Our Approach:

- Youth Awakening Assemblies
- Educator/Counselor Trainings
- Parent Education Assemblies
- Community Events
- Champion's Empowerment
- Youth Curriculum
- Kindness Challenges
- Social Media Promotion

Our youth assemblies are awakening events. We teach children the importance of expressing emotions and embracing individual differences during these presentations. Through story-telling, the youth might experience sadness, anger, fear and/or shame. We then ask which of these emotions was most prevalent so they can take notice of the emotions that drive them. After this we work together to create an emotional management strategy.

In our educator/counselor training sessions we discuss how to transform a school culture (meeting schools where they are at) into one of LOVE and COMPASSION. We also address the importance of creating an emotionally and physically safe school environment.

In parent assemblies, we teach attendees how emotions impact their children and them as well. We also offer tools to develop healthier communication with their children to encourage positive connection.

In the Champion's program, student curriculum and kindess challenges, we empower youth to lead and use their voices in their schools and communities.

All trainings/assemblies are based on the LOVE model.

L - Listen to yourself and those trying to serve you.
O - Observe other's needs and take action to help.
V - Voice your thoughts. You matter.
E - Empathize with all. We all have a story.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our longterm beneficiaries are all youth and adults worldwide. Our immediate program targets students age 11-16, their parents and educators.

We chose this beneficiary group becuase we learned through our research that children under 10 are typically not ready to fully process our lessons. Of course, this depended on their life experience, level of awareness and personal trauma. Planting the seeds with a less dramatic version of our awakening assembly has proven valuable, though.

We also found that often times, young adults who are 17 and older have already chosen a mindset to follow, and are harder to reach.

Adults (teachers/counselors/parents) can also be tough to influence, due to past personal trauma, but we have developed some effective training techniques.

The 11-16 olds are the most malliable and open to new ideas. As we redefine love for them and offer a pathway for a better tomorrow, they truly embrace it. So, they are our primary beneficiary of our program.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

We have seen many programs that are anti something or other. There are anti-bullying, anti-drug, anti-violence programs and many others. All of these are reactionary programs that try to reduce symptoms of a larger problem. The programs can actually cause more harm than good by unintentionally antagonizing the bullies, drug users and potentially violent students. The core issue/problem that lies at the base of all these symptoms is a lack of self-love. Our program offers youth and adults pathways of what to do, rather than what they should not do. There are other programs that attempt to do this, but they fall short. In order to truly shake a person up -- enough to make a lasting change (forming new habits), there has to be a significant "awakening" and then a defined pathway (reward) available. We help uncover the path and we get results. Our program goes deep as we empower youth/adults to connect, find self-worth, and unveil their true purpose.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Early Adoption: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have begun to expand the pilot for early adoption.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

We empower youth and adults to embrace self-love, compassion and kindness through youth assemblies, champions programs, kindness challenges, teacher/counselor/parent trainings and more. www.golovenow.com

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered social enterprise.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

Over the past 11 years as a college professor, I have noticed my students losing hope and not fully believing in their abilities. I asked them why they weren't confident that they could change the world and they told me that the world wasn't what it used to be. To me, this was an echo from the voices of their parents and the media. I made a decision to help youth change this perception and make certain our youth understood that they are in charge of their/our future and should lead with LOVE.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Peace is heavily influenced by religious, race, cultural and political tension world-wide (definitely here in the USA), and the world needs to eliminate old beliefs that no longer serve the greater good of humanity. Prosperity has been impacted worldwide by a lack of LOVE in business and community. Too many people are turning their backs to those in need and make excuses about why some people do not deserve more. The LOVE model will remind future leaders that we are all the same and all managing the human condition, together.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Schools, philanthropic organizations (Enlightened Warriors, OpenIDEO Austin Chapter, Compassionate Austin, ATX Hack for Change and more), government entities, businesses (sponsorships and partnerships) and colleges will assist us in our growth. Embedding our model and curriculum into organizational and institutional cultures, internationally, can quickly influence the mindsets of current and future leaders. We are already in dozens of schools, colleges (working with future leaders from college organizations) and even have summer camps to serve our youth. Many children have told us that they chose not to commit suicide due to our program. Hundreds have mentioned a reduction in bullying and thousands have left assemblies with tears in their eyes due to the messages shared and a newfound sense of compassion for all. Students have truly been motivated by our programs and are ready to change the world for the better.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Youth are losing hope in themselves. This program immediately shifts their mindsets to realize their ability to manage emotions and connect with othe.rs We must continue to help these students and not allow them to get lost ever again. This will take a village. Partnerships are imperative. Locally, we are also working with the OpenIDEO Austin Chapter and Compassionate Austin to develop new ideas, explore ways to build the program even further -- in all schools and organizations possible.

Geographic Focus

We are in Texas and other targeted states. We are also embarking on a world tour on June 15th.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

We want to deepen our impact in the USA while also bringing the program to South America (multiple countries), South Africa, India (including Sri Lanka), and Europe (multiple countries). This would be a 24 month commitment and also include additional video and online program development.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Hi Scott.
The name of your social enterprise caught my attention then I read it and it is so beautiful. I see also you are coming to Colombia, I´m in Medellín working with young/adult peace leaders who I am sure they will like the LOVE model, we need it in Colombia. Also, it can be worthwhile if you could share with us how you have developed the model as our peace leaders are developing their own models and our financial advisor need to see an example as yours. We should keep in touch

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Hi Durley,

I'll be in Medellin in a month, can we meet up? I'd love to work with your community.

With Gratitide and Love,

Scott

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Sure, it´ll be a pleasure to meet you and host you in our community, You can e-mail me when you get here at dur@thepeacehub.com

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I have seen Scott Goyette speak, teach and fire up the youth of tomorrow with his ideas. The organization seeks to bring out in young people what is needed some much in this world right now - awake & aware individuals who are not easily swayed by negativity or fear because they have learned to love who they are and know that operating with love and kindness can bring lasting change.

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What an awesome program!

Angie (Marilyn's Daughter)

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Hello Angie,

Thank you! We truly love what we do!

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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We LOVE LOVE LOVE what you are doing!
Marilyn and Mike

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Marilyn and Mike,

Thank you so much for the kind words!

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Love love LOVE what ya'll are up to!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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Hello Case,

Lots of LOVE to you!

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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This movement needs to explode all over the world. It has been an honor and a blessing to be involved with Scott and the rest of the Go Love Now team. No one deserves this more than Scott and Go Love Now, and kids everywhere need this message, now more than ever.

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Hi Julie,

We are already on the world tour, this movement is spreading fast. Nothing will stop it. We have a strong formula to spread LOVE everywhere!

With Love and Gratitude,

Scott

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Rather than waiting until the horse has bolted then trying to shut the gate behind it, Scott gives kids the tools and love they need to deal with each other and the world in a loving and respectful way. It's not just us and our kids who benefit from this but the whole world, so please-please-please help him and his team spread their message!

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Patrick,

Start with the kids and spread it to the world! We are on it. Go Love Now!

With Gratitude and Love,

scott

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Scott’s idea is wonderful. Teaching kids early to cherish each other and take accountability for their emotions is a key to tackling some our pressing social issues. As an educator myself, I’ve found that teaching youth is more than sharing content knowledge, we also must seek ways to help them develop on a personal level. What better way to grow than to learn how to become more loving and kind now!

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Hello Tinisia,

Thank you for the kind thoughts. We will certainty be there for a long time to come to help support our kids.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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This program is great, and the outcome speaks volumes, children smiling, embracing and spreading the love!

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Hey Scott Goyette ,
How wonderful is to hear an idea based entirely in the concept of self-love. Here in Colombia, kids from vulnerable communities are in such need of exploring this concept. Have you consider the expansion model in order to reach these communities aong the world?

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Hi Luz,

We are building an easily replicable model now. I will be in Colombia in a few weeks. I am actually teaching a team in Nuqui about the program. I will also be in Medellin and Bogota. Can we connect while I am there? Feel free to email me at scott@golovenow.com.

You are awesome!

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Hi Scott! What a great need you are tackling. I'm excited to see that you are considering expanding to multiple countries in South America. My organization serves thousands of youth in your 11-16 year old age range in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We would love for you to check out our proposal! https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/review/nph-onefamily

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Hello Courtney,

We would love to meet up and connect. We are already in Costa Rica and heading South. We will be in Central and South America until December. Let's connect. You can reach me at scott@golovenow.com. I am going over your proposal now. Awesome job!!!

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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I love to see other people spreading love around ! Great job !

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Hello Christophe,

Thanks for the support and kind words. Every ounce of postive energy helps us move forward. You are appreciated.

With Love and Gratitude,

Scott

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Hi Scott!

This is really amazing. I commute every day with the train in the Netherlands, and almost no day goes by without someone jumping in front of the train. This is such a waste of human lives and their potential; your projects reminds me of how we can prevent this from the root.
Currently in a collaboration between the non-profits 'Universe Awareness' and 'Step Up' we are co-creating 'One World In A Box' with youth from refugee camps. We would love to collaborate with you since we see many overlaps or if possible co-create some of the contents of the Box. It would also be great if you could let us know when you will visit either Great Britain or the Netherlands, it would be nice to visit one of your events.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

Best,

M. Ahmadi

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Hello M. Ahmadi,

There is no doubt that people need to find a way to love themselves and others more.

We would LOVE to collaborate with you. We will be in Europe in April (possibly earlier). We could build an assembly together that we could share with all. I really love what you are doing as well. There is a truly organic synergy in our efforts.

Email me at your leisure and we can connect through a Zoom conference. scott@golovenow.com.

Lastly, check out our new promo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcwYBxPbxKE.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Dears,

Loving the approach, keep going.

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Hello Ibrahim,

Thanks for your support. It is greatly appreciated.

With Love and Gratitude,

Scott

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Hi team, what an inspiring and thoughtful contribution to this challenge. Curious to know more about student's feedback and responses to your method thus far! Education and advocacy seem to be a great approach to give students permission to explore their emotions in a safe and supported way. Best of luck in the challenge!

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Hello Umrah,

Thanks for your questions. We have had amazing student feedback. At the most recent school that we visited, more than 80% of the students that we surveyed agreed that our program was definitely needed in their school and they requested that we return. That number was fantastic, but the transformation we saw in many students was even more incredible. During our Champion's group training, following the initial assembly, many students truly blossomed into leaders. We also saw reductions in bullying and emotional outbursts as well.

Your support is certainly appreciated.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Hi Scott, the idea sounds great and so meaningful! So far, have you received any feedback from students? And do you have some plan to have an online platform to attach more student?

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Hello Sara,

Thanks for commenting. We have had amazing student feedback. At the most recent school that we visited, more than 80% of the students that we surveyed agreed that our program was definitely needed in their school and they requested that we return. That number was fantastic, but the transformation we saw in many students was even more incredible. During our Champion's group training, following the initial assembly, many students truly blossomed into leaders. We also saw reductions in bullying and emotional outbursts as well.

Regarding our online platform, we are adding video assemblies for schools who cannot afford to have us visit in person. We are also collaborating with a few other organizations to create localized and international kindness and compassion challenges.

We are excited to help the world become a more loving and compassionate place.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Great!

How do you measure your impact? And what's your scaling strategy?

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Hello Olumayowa,

That is the most important question for any organization. Thanks for asking.

For starters, since our goal is to redefine the word love and build communities that embrace self-love, compassion and kindness, we simply ask all students to tell us one word that they associate with love. Before our "awakening assembly" roughly 50% have said something positive...such as family, caring, or friends, and roughly 50% have said something less postive...such as heartache, pain or hurt. Prior to the assembly we also ask students how they feel about redefining love and what a world filled with love would look like. Following our initial assembly we have found that immediately students come up with different words (more positive) and roughly 80% agree they want us to be a part of their school (40% thought the program would be worthwhile pre-assembly). We have also found a reduction in office visits (students sent to office for behavior issues), less bullying and suicide prevention. The office visits and bullying numbers are reported from school admins and the suicide preventions have come from students telling us personally we intercepted a suicide attempt through our messages. We have additional metrics we are trying to build and are open to any other way to increase impact. We also are building many partnerships to create a "joint impact" strategy. This would be a long essay if I explained that entire plan.

Our scaling strategy is to work with schools willing to commit to a partnership. The entire program needs to be in place...and not just part of it. We are focused on schools that will model the approach we have built and partner in developing it further. We have spent the last two years learning that this is the best approach. We are also taking our program worldwide and partnering with the Compassion Games to create a world-wide network of Go Love Now programs. I am personally travelling to multiple countries for the entire year to implement this.

I hope that answers your question.

With Love and Gratitude,

Scott

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Let’s Rock this Scott!

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Hello Prashant,

Consider it done. It's happening now. We start our FREE summer camp for disadvantaged youth in Austin (in partnership with Enlightened Warriors) next week.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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hello Scott, great project ! really nice done! and i would like you to take a look at the project i have submited, its quite exciting to see we falled in the same category about self- love and discovery.. feel free to comments on!
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/review/pokerzen-icon-of-future-game-promote-self-discovery-through-a-not-knowing-is-most-intimate-experience

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Hello Dongzhe,

I like the idea of gamifying education and your way of doing it is very unique. It is an interesting model. I would love to hear other educators thoughts on this approach as well. :) Best of luck!

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Thank you Phyllis!

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I have followed Scott and Go Love Now for over two years and am most impressed with their vision, mission, and results to engage children with their hearts

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Hello Phyllis,

Thanks so much for the kind words. We should catch up before I leave for the worldwide journey. We have lots of new great stuff happening.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Hi there!

I am working with Our Workshop and while our way of working is very different to yours we cover similar grounds.

I am very inspired by your hands-on approach to teaching love and compassion. We have found that making things together really teaches this. Naturally, while collaborating on an art or design project people share personal stories and help to work through problems together. We have also found that having a whatsapp group where all of our members can ask questions and send images of what they've been making has been an incredible way to keep in touch and support each other outside of being in the space together (although this is ideal!).

Well done and good luck!

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Gina,

Could we connect by phone this coming week? I would love to start collaborating. The more we work together, the quicker we can make a deep impact.

With Gratitude,

Scott
512-748-0803
scott@golovenow.com

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Hi Gina,

By the way, I have many great friends in South Africa and plan to be there next year around February. We are taking a Go Love Now world tour. We could definitely bring our program to schools there and integrate what we do.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Congratulations Scott! Your program is desperately needed, especially for young people. Your comment "Many children have told us that they chose not to commit suicide due to our program reminds me what associates with the teen suicide prevention hot line in San Diego, California shared with me. They said that the top need and reasons teen called the hotline was to be, and know they were loved. If you aren't already familiar with resources (many free) from the nonprofit Institute of HeartMath (www.heartmath.org, www.thelovefoundation.com and www.thelovecenter.com, I invite you to check those out as possible supplemental resources to your unique programs. Also the Who I Am Makes A Difference Blue Ribbon campaign cerated by Helice Bridges in San Dgo might also be useful in your programs. Best wishes of your continuing ultimate success.

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Hello Charles,

Thanks so so much for the kind and thoughtful comments and referrals. Our ultimate goal is to be the glue that unites and amplifies current programs that can really make a difference in the lives of youth. I would love be to connect and share more of what we do.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Thank YOU Scott. You and your team's dedication, devotion and successful accomplishments to "be the glue that unites and amplifies programs that can really make a difference in the lives of youth" is totally apparent! Love to connect, learn more and explore possible collaboration! In fact, I have to share that the primary reason we participate in opportunities like this initiative is to connect with others around the world, learn from each other and discover synergistic ways to cocreate, cooperate and collaborate . .

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Hello Charles,

Let's touch base early next week. scott@golovenow.com.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Thank you Scott, I look forward to connecting next week with "love and gratitude!" In the meantime, we would be honored to join your support team and we would be grateful if you might be interested in joining our project team for Facilitating Prosperity, Peace and Planetary Sustainability by Providing Expanded Access to Successful Life, Work & Entrepreneurship Skills!

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Hi Charles,

Absolutely. I will have time to connect on Tuesday or Wednesday.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott
52-748-0803

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Hello Scott,

Your idea sounds great! How can your idea strive in a hash society full with extremist? Just curios to learn from your idea at the end.

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Hello Ozuluonye,

That's a fantastic question. We have worked in communities in the USA with very diverse cultures and quite different issues. The ultimate change that needs to occur everywhere always comes back to self love though. Of course, we are open to partnerships and open to adapting our program as needed. I fact, we will be challenged with a harsher environment that we have worked with yet when we visit Colombia this summer. I can keep you updated on the results and impact of our work.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Hello Scott,
I look forward to learning more.

With regards.

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Hi Scott! Your passion for this work jumps from the page. I can imagine people leaving these programs inspired. I would love to learn more about how it manifests physically i.e. with the curriculum you mention. There might be space to collaborate! We (Coaches Across Continents) work in the US as well as South America, South Africa, India, Europe (and more!) - all with committed local partners. I wonder if you already have knowledge of and/or relationships in those contexts and what the plan is to take these ideas to scale. Would love to learn more and share our experience if it serves!

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Hello Nora,

I got goose bumps reading your comment. Let's connect and talk in person. I will do everything in my power to work with as many countries as possible. We have already created some teaching videos, which we plan to caption in multiple languages (starting with Spanish). We also plan to put our Champion's training into full swing to create student leaders and student speakers. It is an exciting time and we are primed to grow.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Awesome! I would love to connect in person. Shoot me an email - nora@coachesacrosscontinents.org and let's see what emerges :)

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Hi Scott Goyette -

This sounds like a really engaging way to cultivate authenticity in youth. What is your process for determining which schools to engage with? How are you addressing access and opportunity for schools (and therefore students) across the communities where you work? It's great to see you're expanding and embarking on a global tour soon.

Best of luck,
Nicole

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Hello Nicole,

In short, we have learned many valuble lessons over the past few years. The best schools to go to are those that fully commit to the process and cultural transition. We cannot force our way into a school, even with support from a Superintendent or Principle. We need a majority of the educators and counselors to be ready to make the changes. This is scary for many, so we need to only work with the early adopters who understand the value of emotional management (for adults and youth in the schools) and creating a safer environment where students (and educators) will blossom.

The global journey will be amazing since organizations from other countries have already expressed deep interest in partnering.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Good morning Scott Goyette 

Thanks for your response! It sounds like you all really take the time to gauge buy in with the schools before embarking on a partnership with them. It's exciting to see this work beginning with 11-14 year olds. I wish you success in your journey!

Cheers,
Nicole

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Hi Scott,

Thank you so much for your passion around spreading the value of compassion in our society. I am working in this space as well and would love to hear about how you create a space in which people feel safe being a bit vulnerable and sharing genuinely how they do or do not practice compassion in their lives without stimulating feelings of guilt or shame? Something I have been exploring a lot myself!

Thank you, Eric

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Hi Eric,

Thanks for the kind words. I love your question. We are all exploring ways to work through our emotions. We specifically discuss how to manage fear, anger, sadness and shame. We are also very honest and share stories from our journeys so they know they are not alone. We never tell youth we can provide a safe space for them to be vulnerable. We are very cautious with our word choice. Instead, we tell them, we will give do our best to provide the safest space possible for you during our programs. We allow them to decide if it a safe space or not, and that really works. Let's connect at your leisure. BTW, if you know anyone local to Austin that could really benefit from a FREE summer camp, please let me know and I can share the details. We are partnering with Enlightened Warriors to offer a FREE camp from June 11th-15th. We also need volunteers. :) scott@golovenow.com.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Awesome, that is helpful! I'll drop you a line soon as our group may be looking to serve as an incubator for programs such as yours :). More to come, Eric

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Eric,

Sounds awesome!

Thanks Again!

Scott

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PS. You might also want to check and see if The Fetzer Institute is still focusing on and providing grants for programs related to spiritual growth and love. http://fetzer.org/

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Awesome program Scott! So inspired to see your dedication to creating a world of peace and prosperity through a program that teaches and supports the practice of empathy and compassion. The focus on youth is important! Our personal actions and habits (how we each live our lives day-to-day) is critical to bringing about the mass effect and impact needed for positive world change. We are so happy you are a member of our OpenIDEO Austin Chapter!! As an Organizer of the OpenIDEO Austin Chapter and Founder of Compassionate Austin, I see a great opportunity for synergy between these city initiatives (the OpenIDEO City Chapters and the Compassionate Cities) in Austin and globally, offering a strong and expanding infrastructure that can support the spread of your program to communities worldwide. I am excited about the foundation and expansion of your locally-rooted program in Austin and the plans for your world tour. Tell us more about how you involve the youth, teachers, parents, and other partners in your program and how their input and feedback drives your program design.

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Lesa,

Thank you again for being so supportive. We look forward to more community and world-wide partnerships.

We are essentially a cultural transformation booster for schools and communities. We have been working with parents, teachers and students to redefine the word love and make self-love a focal point for all individuals. Since every school is different, we have noticed varying degrees of resistence among parents, teachers and students. The interesting point is that there is always the least resistence among students. The are embracing the opportunity to love themselves more and grow. That is great news for the world, since they will be our future leaders. our focus is to get into committed schools, inspire the youth and teach them to be the leaders/champions of their schools, and ultimately speakers and/or coaches.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott

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Hello Scott!

It's great to see another initiative from the Austin area. I love that you focus on positive attributes such as self-love, compassion, and kindness vs. the traditional anti-x rhetoric that is used. Do you have any plans to collaborate with faith-based institutions or youth organizations in the near future?

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Hi Brannon,

We are very open to ALL partnerships. Our message is pretty universal and at the core of most if not all religions, LOVE is paramount. Since we share our message in Texas alot we have had many people ask about our teachings and if we were trying say our message superceded our creator's messages. Of course, the answer is simple. We are trying to bring people of all beliefs together to LOVE one another.

With Gratitude and Love,

Scott