Smile. Listen. Care. Share.

Be the One

Create more caring and resilient communities.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia


The Be the One campaign raises awareness of the power of connection. Changing a person's life for the better can happen with one positive connection with just one person. We know this in our hearts and there is research to support it. Being the One for others is a simple way to put trauma/healing informed practices into action and transform our own lives, our families, and our communities.

Be the One by...

  • Smiling, Listening, Caring, Sharing

    There are many ways you can Be the One, beginning with a wave, a smile or both. Small acts of kindness can have a big impact. Advocating for others who are not in a position to advocate for themselves can transform not just one life but whole communities. A willingness to listen to and learn about others with a sense of wonder and free from judgment is a key step in creating more caring communities. Find the Be the One Guide in the Download Section below for more ideas.

  • Learning and Doing

    If you are interested in taking steps along the journey of being trauma/healing informed by creating safe, stable, nurturing relationships, please find the Be the One Toolkit in the Download Section below and create a training. The toolkit is adaptable to any setting. Resilient Yolo is happy to help with trainings, too.

  • Telling Your Story

    Let us know how you are making a difference! We are looking for stories to highlight. Are you and your family doing something to make your community a kinder place? We want to hear about it. Is your class or school doing something? Let us know. Take photos and/or send us your story. What about your organization or business? We would like to learn about your work and share your ideas and example with others. Are you a coach? Let us know how you have incorporated the campaign in your work, too.

  • Make a difference. Have fun. Help others.

    Be the One is partnering with Simple.Help to generate ideas on how each one of us can make a positive difference in the lives of others. Simple.Help is a movement that changes the world around you and takes less than 5 minutes a day. To receive a free weekly Simple.Help e-newsletter, click the button below.