Creating a More Caring and Resilient Community


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"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. The purpose of the Be the One campaign is to invite the community into dialogue about the impact of Adverse Childhood (and Community) Experiences (ACEs) and the science of resilience and to encourage all of us to create more caring connections. 


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 and healing informed, please find the Be the One Toolkit in the Download Section betlow and create a training at work. The toolkit is adaptable to almost any setting. Resilient Yolo is happy to help with trainings, too.

Would you like to  include others in a an open and inclusive decision making process and offer your organization and community voice and choice in outcomes? Learn about World Cafes.

World Cafes

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 Yolo kinder? We want to hear about it. Is your class or school doing something? Let us know. Take photos and/or send us a 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.

About Us

Resilient Yolo

Be the One is a Resilient Yolo project.

Our Mission

To create together a more resilient community where all can thrive.


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Woodland United Way

Yolo County CASA

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Yolo County Library

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