Did you know that Starbucks has produced a series of short films called Upstanders? There are two seasons of Upstanders, with the second season recently launched on October 9, 2017.

An Upstander is an ordinary person doing great things. Don’t be a bystander. I’ve watched all 11 episodes of season 2, and loved them. It definitely makes me wish I could go dine at Cafe Momentum, a restaurant in Dallas which employs all juveniles entangled in the juvenile justice system. People scoffed at the founder, Chad Houser, warning him of the risk of given juveniles with a record access to knives. Despite dire warnings, he created a highly successful 12-month paid internship, with demonstrated results of very reduced recidivism.

Chad’s story is just one of 11 inspiring short films of ordinary people doing great things. You can watch these short films here.

While it isn’t directly about Upstanders, I recommended this very short audio of Howard Schultz talking about a moving experience during media travels for Upstanders. The video is terrible, so I suggest you only listen to it. I recorded it at an Upstanders event in Seattle on October 17, 2017.

Hope you get a chance to check out the Upstanders short films!