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We empower through education inspiring students to create a world where all people are treated equally and with kindness and respect.  The Voice of Kindness Award recognizes an individual that through their work promotes empathy and compassion.


Michelle Charlesworth; 2024 Recipient

"I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to be recognized by a group dedicated to first-hand experiential education about the Holocaust. I was honored to meet Mark Schonwetter years ago and to write about his story of surviving the Holocaust as a boy. What is amazing is that his story is also about hope, faith, family, and the kindness of strangers. Regular people willing to risk their lives for others facing immoral persecution.”

~Michelle Charlesworth


Claudia Oshry; 2023 Recipient

“Receiving anything, let alone an award, from Mark Schonwetter feels backwards to me but I am honored nonetheless. Mark and his family do amazing work and I am humbled to be the tiniest part of it.”

~Claudia Oshry


Mark Schonwetter; 2021 Recipient

Tracy Wolfson, CBS Sports Lead Sideline Reporter

click here to watch Tracy's full speech

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