Molly Levinson, a recent Blue Valley High School graduate and member of the 2020 SevenDays® Kindness Youth Leadership Team (KYLT) is a 2020 Kindest Kansas Citian Winner!
As a result, Mindy Corporon is named as one of Kansas City’s Kindest people. We certainly agree with Molly and the judges that Mindy is very deserving of this award!
Molly’s essay nominating Mindy Corporon as a Kindest Kansas Citian was chosen along with 19 others among more than 5,000 nominations from around the KC metro area. You can read Molly’s full essay below and see the rebroadcast of the Virtual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards celebration here. All of the Kindest Kansas Citian Winners are featured during the video, including Molly and Mindy.
Learn more about the SevenDays® Kindness Youth Leadership Team.
Molly Levinson’s Winning Kindest Kansas Citian Essay
Tragedy struck my community in Overland Park, Kansas on April 13, 2014, when an anti-Semitic man traveled to the Jewish Community Center and a retirement home, Village Shalom, and shot a teen, his grandfather, and another woman. As a result of this hateful act, the mother of the boy killed, Mindy Corporon, decided to take action. Mindy decided that the man who brought disaster to our community would not win, and our community would come together to combat close-mindedness.
Mindy, who lost so much that day, has built an incredible foundation called Faith Always Wins which consists of three pillars: kindness, faith, and healing.
Our community is now more resilient than ever and creates ripples of kindness that have spread from one to the next, thanks to Mindy. Mindy is an inspiration, especially to me and other young women who aspire to be successful in the workforce and all people who face adversity. Mindy embodies the type of female leader I aspire to become.