BARRY & CLAIRE COZIAHR and THE WAY TO HAPPINESS:
It's a city in the troubled heartland of America that might not yet live in popular imagination like Miami or Detroit, but it just so happens Saint Louis, Missouri topped every list of "most dangerous American cities" and was also the favorite contender for Homicide Capital, U.S.A. Yet flowing The Way to Happiness booklets outward, like that proverbial "oil to calm the raging seas" are St. Louis The Way to Happiness Directors Barry and Claire Coziahr. They own and operate a St. Louis-based marketing firm. Having witnessed the power of The Way to Happiness elsewhere around the world, they vowed to harness that power on behalf of their entire city. This is their story, including how their actions sparked a popular movement across their city and helped reduce the city's crime rate by 20% and reduce the crime rate within city schools by 63%!
into a nation
PROFESSOR BIJAY SHARMA and APPLIED SCHOLASTICS:
The nation of Nepal carries a spiritual tradition extending back at least 3,000 years. But today, it's the 187th least-literate nation on Earth. Consequently, it bears no real infrastructure for social progress and upwards of half the population live a hand-to-mouth existence. But consequent to that, the setting of our story turns to the Mount Gauri Shankar school in Central Kathmandu. This is the story of that school's Principal, leading Nepalese educator and author, Professor Bijay Sharma, his search for a practical resolution to Nepalese academic failings, and how he found and partnered with Applied Scholastics International to make effective changes that have transformed lives across his nation.
EUGENIY SOTNYKOV, MARGARYTA SOTNYKOVA, and APPLIED SCHOLASTICS
The lately vanished Soviet Socialist Ukraine was once both the breadbasket and weapons shop for the old U.S.S.R. While if only for a touch of intrigue, this story initially unfolds in a city that was literally erased off the map (Dnipropetrovsk), for the fact it served as the ultra-secret missile center for the Soviet nuclear delivery system. Even to this day it's still a city stamped with the Soviet DNA of repression, and nowhere is that more evident than across Ukrainian education. But forging a whole new educational model are Eugeniy Sotnykov and Margaryta Sotnykova, founders of the "LOGOS" Applied Scholastics Tutoring network. This is their story.
bringing real help
and self-respect to at-risk youth
ISAAC ASBERRY and THE WAY TO HAPPINESS:
Isaac and the Teen Intervention Program work with teens who are either on drugs, in gangs or have a problem in school. Isaac Asberry is from the city of Compton, born and raised. He worked for the federal Department of Justice for for thirty years. He started the Teen Intervention Program in 2007. The city of Compton is known throughout the world as where gangs originated from. Isaac says, "In this environment, to the young gang members, it's an honor and a privilege to murder someone with no significant reason why. They teach them at a very young age 'it's okay to murder.' Compton is known worldwide. So I chose Compton to make a difference." This the story of how Isaac and concerned members of the community made and are making a real difference, using The Way to Happiness.