How does a child learn learn kindness, empathy, and respect for others? Every individual must learn what it means to be human. And we know that early childhood is when this learning begins. We also know that it isn't what we say but what we do that matters most for children. They model our behavior. We know that strong adults make strong children, and this leads to thriving communities. Humanity is not a lofty idea; it's the heart of our daily life. It's how we treat one another. It's everything we say and do, and it's what children experi-ence and learn from every day. Strengthening our humanity is fulfilling our true potential. It's a necessity, not an option. And it's not only for some of us, but for all of us. Humanity starts with you.