Through the Power of Acknowledgement

One Child One Family One Community at a Time


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The Power of the Blue Ribbon Acknowledgement Program should be used by all educators in their efforts to ready students for a life in society. It gives kids pride, purpose, and the ability to overrun negativism and transform the world.
  – Steve Ahle, Distinguished Principal of the Year State of California

Difference Makers International’s global movement ignites the power of acknowledgment, encouragement and support for all generations, so that children and adults alike may live, love and dream.

Together we are the fuel that transforms anger, apathy and violence into a sustainable safe, healthy and prosperous environment for all people and life on our sacred planet.

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The Problem:



  • 2 Out of 3 Americans Have Low Self-Esteem
  • 2 Out of 3 Teens Are Bullied Each Year
  • 30% of Kids in America Drop Out of School Before Receiving Their Diploma
  • Teen Suicides Have Risen 400% in the Last 30 Years.
  • Suicide is the Third Leading Cause of Death for 15-24 Years Old

Our Solution:

In 1980, our “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon Acknowledgement Ceremony was created to help people express their appreciation, respect and love for their children, parents, teachers, friends, neighbors—everyone! Over the years, this heartfelt ceremony has impacted over 40 million people worldwide and has been translated into 12 languages — saving lives, eradicating bullying, and support making dreams come true in the home, school and workplace.