What do a llama, Kevin Costner, corn dogs, and Rainn Wilson all have in common?
Kid President, of course!
Many of you are familiar with the Kid President videos. One of his most famous is his “Pep Talk” video, which is included on my Inspirational Videos for Students Pinterest Board. You can view more of his videos by going to his site.
Kid President has just launched a television show on The Hub network. It’s called, “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome.” (You can see the schedule, and find out which local channel is The Hub here.) One of the show’s producers is Rainn Wilson – yep, this guy. The first episode premiered last Saturday, June 21, 2014. Don’t worry if you missed it, though. You can view the full video here.
In the premier, Kid President investigates the concept of “heroes.” He interviews Kevin Costner for some insight, and then features a pair of girls who are great friends working for a cause. As the short (about 22 min.) episode progresses, Kid President starts revising his “Wall of Heroes” to include real-life examples, rather than superheroes like corn dogs who accidentally got dipped in radioactive grease. Kid President asks the viewer, “Who would you put on your Wall of Heroes?” This reminds me of the Dream Team project my students do.
There are many quotable moments in the episode. One of my favorite lines, which is simple but true, comes from Kid President himself, “If you want to be awesome, treat people awesome.” Definitely great words to live by!