The Be Kind People Project

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ABOUT THE BE KIND PEOPLE PROJECT

The Be Kind People Project (BKPP) puts a spin and adds a few twists to the definition of kindness—and that’s before the popping, locking, and body rolls when the DJ drops the beat. The organization’s encore leadership uses a hip-hop dance crew to deliver character education that honors teachers, stimulates positive social change, and provides a values framework for young people. Marcia Meyer, BKPP founder and CEO, said school assemblies and other programs drive home the definition of kindness as intentionally extending good to others.

Project Team

Director: Kate Stilley-Steiner

Cinematographer: Wynn Padula

Editor: Jackie Zabel

ABOUT THE PIPER TRUST ENCORE PRIZES FOR EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Every two years, the Piper Trust Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations recognize nonprofits in Maricopa County for meeting important social needs, solving problems, and improving well-being for people and communities through the encore movement.

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Aging, Arts & Culture, Education, Social Entrepreneurship