A podcast hosted by Yuri Williams (@afuturesuperhero) and Rodney Smith Jr (@rodneysmithjr) who talk with people doing good in society every Friday.
#7 with Sammie Vance
Sammie is a middle-schooler who for over three years has been helping add Buddy Benches to her community. Buddy Benches are benches specifically made to encourage the creation of new friendships. If someone feels lonely, they sit on the Buddy Bench, which signifies to others that they are open to sparking up a conversation. Sammie has taken her community activism one step further and worked towards creating these benches out of recyclable material.
You can learn more about Sammie's project at https://sammiesbuddybenchproject.com/
#6 with Angie Brantley
Angie is the Director of Top Buttons Nashville, a non-profit organization focused on helping young women in need boost their self-confidence. Top Buttons was originally formed in Florida in 2012. Top Buttons Nashville is the first affiliate location outside of Florida.
You can learn more about Top Buttons at https://www.topbuttons.org/ and follow their progress in the community at https://www.instagram.com/topbuttons/?hl=en
#5 with Chris "C.J." Matthews
C.J. realized his calling to service at an early age. When he was five years old, his family experienced a pregnancy loss. To help him to cope, his mother Kristen set up a GoFundMe campaign and asked friends and family members across the country to donate money for C.J.’s cause. They created Blankies 4 My Buddies, and for seven years now, C.J. has been collecting warm blankets to provide an extra dose of comfort to kids who are sick or displaced.
You can learn more about Blankies 4 My Buddies at https://blankies4mybuddies.weebly.com/
#4 with Joshua Santiago
Joshua founded Empowering Cuts in 2017 to use his talent of cutting hair by paying it forward to individuals that couldn’t afford it. Having an understanding that homelessness doesn’t just reside in his home town of Philadelphia he travels the country providing free haircuts for individuals in dire need and from that a nonprofit organization was birthed.
You can learn more at https://empoweringcuts.org/home and can follow Joshua's journey at https://www.facebook.com/Empoweringcuts/
#3 with Ricardo Muro
Owner of Hydro Dip Concepts, Ricardo creates hydrographics for a multitude of objects such as car parts and makeup boxes, but recently has had the chance to use his creative abilities to give back to the community. Recently, Ricardo has had the opportunity to create unique hydrographics on many prosthetics, most of which he does for free.
You can follow Ricardo's journey at https://www.instagram.com/hydrodipconcepts/?hl=en
#2 with Paul Avila
Paul is the founder of Pauly's Project, a community service program that aids the Los Angeles homeless community. The project was inspired by Paul's blind and autistic son, Pauly. Pauly's Project donates thousands of radios and supplies to the Los Angeles homeless community in Pauly's honor.
You can learn more about Pauly's Project at http://paulysproject.org/index.html and by following them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/paulysproject/?hl=en
Way to go Sammie
Love episode #7! Very inspirational