We Inspire Kindness
CHAMPIONS for KINDNESS is an alliance of America’s premier anti-bullying and cyber security professionals, dedicated to fostering a kinder, safer school environment in K-12 schools. To that end we offer holistic programs covering a unique blend of inspirational school assemblies, live or online classroom discussions and online safety programs.
Our programs include:
Engaging student assemblies on Bullying, Kindness or just for rewarding excellence and character, featuring America’s premier school speaker on Bullying.
Parent/teacher forums providing invaluable training for bullying prevention and intervention.
In-depth classroom discussion on bullying, peer relationships and more.
Internet safety training focused on protecting children from online threats.
Meet the Team
Cary Trivanovich, Speaker/Performer
President, Champions for Kindness
Having presented in over 4000 K-12 schools throughout virtually every state since the early 80's, Cary Trivanovich is America's premier school speaker on bullying. He began as a performer with a pantomime-comedy mix that has become a hit in theatres, colleges, cruise ships and theatre festivals around the world. With the encouragement of his close friends early in his career, Cary incorporated an informal message into his assemblies, encouraging students who were being victimized by bullying. Thus was born the performer-speaker he is today.
Cary has led the charge of addressing bullying since before bullying became a major concern in America’s schools. Since then, Cary has inspired audiences with his holistic message in thousands of schools, PTA meetings, administrator conferences and community forums throughout the United States and Canada.
Alan R. Young, CISSP, CISA
Alan Young is a cyber security executive with over 32 years in the computer industry providing security audits, IT consulting services, and software development for Fortune 100 and 500 companies including Trace3, Deloitte & Touche, NASA, Boeing, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Sony, The Disney Company, Chevron, First American Title, Yamaha, Nissan, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Capital One Bank, TD Bank, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross, Macy’s/Bloomingdales, Veros Software, SCS Engineers, CDT Solutions, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and others.
Alan is also an experienced educator having earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from University of California, Irvine, as well as a Life Single Subject Credential (secondary) credential for K-12 instruction at the UCI Department of Teacher Education. He is fully licensed in CLAD and ESL instruction, and holds a Certificate of Bilingual Competency in Spanish. Alan taught Advanced Placement Physics and Advanced Placement Computer Science for 15 years at the high school level, and served as a Mentor Teacher in Computer Technology for the Garden Grove Unified School District (Garden Grove, CA).
In 1998 Alan was awarded NASA’s Instant Compensation award for technical excellence in support of the United States Space Shuttle Program. Alan was awarded DFX (Deloitte Faculty Excellence) status as a certified corporate trainer for Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Alan holds CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CDE CyberArk Certified Delivery Engineer, and CCSK Certificate of Cloud Security certifications.