Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John
In 1987, Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John combined their years of experience working with young people and co-founded Challenge Day and the Be the Change Movement. Since then, their work has touched and inspired millions of people around the world.
Rich and Yvonne have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, had a documentary series on MTV, and had their work highlighted in several international documentaries and TV appearances.
Yvonne and Rich were honored as champions of forgiveness by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance and featured as Champions of Change in Tom Brokaw’s nationally aired documentary, Bridging the Divide.
Co-authors of the book Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For, Yvonne and Rich are powerful speakers, facilitators, and community builders sharing the Be the Change message around the world. Currently they are creating the Be the Change Movement nonprofit with a team of young leaders.