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Free Hugs Project (Keynote/Documentary/Live Q&A)

Embracing the Community Around You

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Ken's keynote address explores the power of positive human interaction and ways to bridge the racial divide by spreading love. The goal of this program is to create unity, civility, and build a more diverse and inclusive culture on your campus.


The Power of Positive Human Interaction (College & Corporate)
Goal: To engage students in conversations of understanding and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism. To cultivate a sense of community amongst participants via an online platform to improve campus climate.
Includes:
  • A customized for your campus Free Hugs Project Facebook group for participating students
  • Pre-keynote Facebook discussion posts to begin interaction and engagement
  • Online Keynote via zoom with participants and Ken that explores the power of positive human interaction and ways to bridge the racial divide by spreading love,
  • Lifelong access to "Called to the Front Lines" Free Hugs Project documentary
  • Lifelong access to the customized Facebook group so that students can continue the connection and discussion

Developing a Loving Support Team (Middle School / High School)

Goal: This online program teaches students to be more loving and support of one another to accomplish life-changing goals while supporting them in writing that is aligned with the common core standards. It also supports them in necessary life skills for college and career readiness like goal-setting and growth mindset.

As a motivational speaker for students, Ken shares his personal story of overcoming homelessness and insecurities by getting involved in extracurricular activities in school. The support he received helped pave the way for Ken to start numerous businesses and a charitable organization that helps homeless teens. This online program teaches students to be more loving and support of one another to accomplish life-changing goals while supporting them in writing that is aligned with the common core standards. It also supports them in necessary life skills for college and career readiness like goal-setting and growth mindset.

Common Core Standards Middle School:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.7

Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.


Common Core Standards High School:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.



Lesson Plan


  The Power of Positive Human Interaction - Keynote (55 Mins)
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  Called to the Front Lines - Documentary (96 Mins)
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  Live Q&A - Virtual Meeting (up to 60 Mins)
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  Lessons
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  Secondary School Module 1: Heroes
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  Secondary School Module 2: Changing the Circumstances
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  Secondary School Module 3: A Repeat Of History
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  Secondary School Module 4: Movements That Matter (The Story of The Hollywood Half Marathon)
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is accessible each semester for schools and for a 6 month period for corporations.
Can students or employees access the course with our purchased license?
Yes. As students and employees work remotely, they are authorized to use your login code to access the course.

Your Instructor


Ken E. Nwadike, Jr.
Ken E. Nwadike, Jr.

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is an American documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which gained popularity as he made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Ken was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments and he has made many appearances on news programs, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News.


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