1. kidpres:

    NEW VIDEO! This was so much fun. CAT CAROLING with !

    This here is from our new TV show airing tonight on the HUB Network at 7pm eastern. Get ready! Watch this clip right MEOW!

  2. kidpres:

People who grew up with Reading Rainbow pitched in over 5 million dollars for the chance to have a new generation experience it. The success of Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter campaign is amazing and it should be a reminder to all of us: 
When you do something for a kid - it sticks with them. 
Anything you do for a kid -  be it a television show, a trip to the park or a simple encouraging word - becomes part of who they are. They remember it for years to come. They may not immediately thank you. They might seem too distracted to notice. They may disregard it, but years from now, they will have not forgotten. 
I grew up with Reading Rainbow and the memories of how much I loved it have all come flooding back in the days since Levar Burton and team launched their campaign. I’m reminded of all the shows that helped shape me. I’m also reminded of all the grown-ups throughout my childhood who took the time to let me know I mattered. I want to be that sort of person.
Do something today that will positively impact a child for good. It will stick with them.
- Brad
(the dude who makes the Kid President videos)
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    kidpres:

    People who grew up with Reading Rainbow pitched in over 5 million dollars for the chance to have a new generation experience it. The success of Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter campaign is amazing and it should be a reminder to all of us: 

    When you do something for a kid - it sticks with them.

    Anything you do for a kid -  be it a television show, a trip to the park or a simple encouraging word - becomes part of who they are. They remember it for years to come. They may not immediately thank you. They might seem too distracted to notice. They may disregard it, but years from now, they will have not forgotten. 

    I grew up with Reading Rainbow and the memories of how much I loved it have all come flooding back in the days since Levar Burton and team launched their campaign. I’m reminded of all the shows that helped shape me. I’m also reminded of all the grown-ups throughout my childhood who took the time to let me know I mattered. I want to be that sort of person.

    Do something today that will positively impact a child for good. It will stick with them.

    - Brad

    (the dude who makes the Kid President videos)

  3. kidpres:

We need your help. 
We set out to put a show on TV about joyfully making the world a brighter place. We wanted to try and put something out there that felt and looked and smelled a little different. You can see the show on The Hub Network. We’re thankful for the opportunity, but we need people like you to help spread the word. Never did we imagine our little family project would ever spread this far. It’s only because of people like you who believe, like we do, that every voice matters. We’re working to make Kid President not just about one kid, but all kids. We want every kid and grown-up to realize they can make a difference. It’s why every episode begins with:
"This program is being broadcast at a special frequency. If you’re receiving this transmission: Congratulations, you are officially awesome."
and every episode ends with a pep talk. We don’t want to make stuff that people just watch. We want you to take action and give the world a reason to dance.
Tell your friends. Write about it. Spread the word. It wasn’t easy to get our happy little show on the air, but thanks to people like you - we did. Let’s keep going.
We’re excited about making more fun stories both for TV and for the web. Happy you’re part of this with us!
- Brad and Robby
#kidpresident
http://facebook.com/kidpresident
http://twitter.com/iamkidpresident
http://instagram.com/iamkidpresident
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    kidpres:

    We need your help.

    We set out to put a show on TV about joyfully making the world a brighter place. We wanted to try and put something out there that felt and looked and smelled a little different. You can see the show on The Hub Network. We’re thankful for the opportunity, but we need people like you to help spread the word. Never did we imagine our little family project would ever spread this far. It’s only because of people like you who believe, like we do, that every voice matters. We’re working to make Kid President not just about one kid, but all kids. We want every kid and grown-up to realize they can make a difference. It’s why every episode begins with:

    "This program is being broadcast at a special frequency. If you’re receiving this transmission: Congratulations, you are officially awesome."

    and every episode ends with a pep talk. We don’t want to make stuff that people just watch. We want you to take action and give the world a reason to dance.

    Tell your friends. Write about it. Spread the word. It wasn’t easy to get our happy little show on the air, but thanks to people like you - we did. Let’s keep going.

    We’re excited about making more fun stories both for TV and for the web. Happy you’re part of this with us!

    - Brad and Robby

    #kidpresident

    http://facebook.com/kidpresident

    http://twitter.com/iamkidpresident

    http://instagram.com/iamkidpresident

  4. How do you recover from major leg surgery? Start a band and meow the lyrics of your favorite songs. #meowcklemore

  5. These awesome kids are building forts all year and they wanted Kid President to know about it.

    twentyfortteen:

    A video for Kid President, letting him know about our plans for twentyFORTteen!

  6. bistarijanus:

I might show a lot of Kid President videos in class…. #kidpresident #heresacorndog
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    bistarijanus:

    I might show a lot of Kid President videos in class…. #kidpresident #heresacorndog

  7. kidpres:

    Here is the final new Kid President video of 2013. We are thankful for all you awesome people out there. You’ve shown us just how far love can spread. Can’t wait for all that’s next. Let’s do this.

    lots of love from TN,

    Brad and Robby

    http://kidpresident.com

    http://twitter.com/iamkidpresident

  8. Happy #SOCKTOBER! 
(this via @hitrecordjoe)

    Happy #SOCKTOBER! 

    (this via @hitrecordjoe)

  9. kidpres:

    THIS IS IMPORTANT! Please share. It’s a letter to the internet from Kid President. It’s about #SOCKTOBER. Let’s make the world dance.

  10. kidpres:

Hello friend,

 My name is Brad. My little brother-in-law and I make the web show, Kid President. We started it as a fun way to spend more time together and never imagined it would spread or connect in the way it has.

Now we want to use this opportunity to help point people in the direction of things that matter. 

Socktober is something we started as a family three years ago. It was a fun way to get our friends and loved ones involved in doing something important. This year, we’re excited to see it grow.

We don’t think it’s okay for people to be left out on the streets. Each night in the United States it is estimated that nearly 600,000 people are homeless. Some are in shelters. Some are in boxes. Some are men and women. Some are children.

The goal this year? We want to see 1 million people step out and serve the homeless. Some people will do this by organizing a sock drive. Some people will volunteer at their local shelter. Some people will learn the name of the person they pass on their way to work each day and possibly share a meal with them. Some people will donate time. Some people will donate talents. 

Want to get involved? This Thursday’s new episode of Kid President is very important. KP will lay out how you, your friends, your neighbors, you dental hygienist and every other human you know can get involved in making this the happiest #SOCKTOBER yet!

This is our chance to really give the world a reason to dance. You with us?

Happy #Socktober!
Brad Montague (the guy who makes the Kid President videos)  
and Robby Novak (Kid President)
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    kidpres:

    Hello friend,
     My name is Brad. My little brother-in-law and I make the web show, Kid President. We started it as a fun way to spend more time together and never imagined it would spread or connect in the way it has.
    Now we want to use this opportunity to help point people in the direction of things that matter. 
    Socktober is something we started as a family three years ago. It was a fun way to get our friends and loved ones involved in doing something important. This year, we’re excited to see it grow.
    We don’t think it’s okay for people to be left out on the streets. Each night in the United States it is estimated that nearly 600,000 people are homeless. Some are in shelters. Some are in boxes. Some are men and women. Some are children.
    The goal this year? We want to see 1 million people step out and serve the homeless. Some people will do this by organizing a sock drive. Some people will volunteer at their local shelter. Some people will learn the name of the person they pass on their way to work each day and possibly share a meal with them. Some people will donate time. Some people will donate talents. 
    Want to get involved? This Thursday’s new episode of Kid President is very important. KP will lay out how you, your friends, your neighbors, you dental hygienist and every other human you know can get involved in making this the happiest #SOCKTOBER yet!
    This is our chance to really give the world a reason to dance. You with us?
    Happy #Socktober!
    Brad Montague (the guy who makes the Kid President videos)  
    and Robby Novak (Kid President)

  11. Today would’ve been Jim Henson’s 77th birthday. Here’s something I wrote about him a few years back.
bradblog:

Jim Henson walked into a meeting of executives and financial backers declaring he wanted to create a kid’s show that brought about world peace. I love that story. It was a pitch meeting for Fraggle Rock. Few people can say things like that without sounding naive. He had a way of making people believe anything was possible. I know he made me feel that way -and continues to.
As a kid who grew up obsessed with the Muppets and anything with Henson’s name attached it’d be an understatement to say I’ve been influenced by his work. There’s a shirt the Onion sold that said “I understand the Muppets on a deeper level than you.” I’m embarrassed to say I feel that way. The cool thing is I know I’m not alone. He had the ability to create art that made kids feel as though it was made just for them. 
The thing about The Muppets that I loved (and continue to love) is they’re a group of weirdos and chickens and monsters and things all just trying to figure life out together. Kermit is at the center of it all attempting to put on a show, bring them together and stay sane in the process.
They’re a beautiful almost functional family.
This will sound strange and morbid, but did you know you can watch Jim Henson’s funeral on YouTube? One day I found myself watching it. Yeah - I know, but I promise you - it’s not as weird as you’d think. Sure it’s sad, but it’s so much more. Watching it left me inspired -inspired to create, to unite, to bring joy and to live a life that would one day result in a celebration like that. 
There’s a line in The Muppet Movie:
Kermit: Yeah, well, I’ve got a dream too - but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And, well, I’ve found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream. And, well, it kind of makes us like a family.
Don’t worry. I’ll resume posting idiotic, pointless things on this blog again soon. For some reason though, this week I felt compelled to share people and things that inspire me. If you have something or someone you’d like to share I’ll be posting those later: brad@bradmontague.com
He promised a show that would bring about world peace. It might not have happened- but I do believe he did give us a glimpse, in his way, of what that might look like.
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    Today would’ve been Jim Henson’s 77th birthday. Here’s something I wrote about him a few years back.

    bradblog:

    Jim Henson walked into a meeting of executives and financial backers declaring he wanted to create a kid’s show that brought about world peace. I love that story. It was a pitch meeting for Fraggle Rock. Few people can say things like that without sounding naive. He had a way of making people believe anything was possible. I know he made me feel that way -and continues to.

    As a kid who grew up obsessed with the Muppets and anything with Henson’s name attached it’d be an understatement to say I’ve been influenced by his work. There’s a shirt the Onion sold that said “I understand the Muppets on a deeper level than you.” I’m embarrassed to say I feel that way. The cool thing is I know I’m not alone. He had the ability to create art that made kids feel as though it was made just for them. 

    The thing about The Muppets that I loved (and continue to love) is they’re a group of weirdos and chickens and monsters and things all just trying to figure life out together. Kermit is at the center of it all attempting to put on a show, bring them together and stay sane in the process.

    They’re a beautiful almost functional family.

    This will sound strange and morbid, but did you know you can watch Jim Henson’s funeral on YouTube? One day I found myself watching it. Yeah - I know, but I promise you - it’s not as weird as you’d think. Sure it’s sad, but it’s so much more. Watching it left me inspired -inspired to create, to unite, to bring joy and to live a life that would one day result in a celebration like that. 

    There’s a line in The Muppet Movie:

    Kermit: Yeah, well, I’ve got a dream too - but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And, well, I’ve found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream. And, well, it kind of makes us like a family.

    Don’t worry. I’ll resume posting idiotic, pointless things on this blog again soon. For some reason though, this week I felt compelled to share people and things that inspire me. If you have something or someone you’d like to share I’ll be posting those later: brad@bradmontague.com

    He promised a show that would bring about world peace. It might not have happened- but I do believe he did give us a glimpse, in his way, of what that might look like.

  12. THIS IS WHY WE KEEP DOING WHAT WE DO! Thank you for sharing!

    thelearig:

    We did a thing. Inspired by Kid President. 

    After showing some classes the pep talk for teachers and students video, we asked pupils to answer ‘What are you teaching the world?’ on a post it. Wrote the answers out larger for the display.

    (Source: campfiremarshmallow)

  13. Friends, this is a GIF of a taco I made. 
I’m totally embarrassed at how happy I am with it. (Though I do wish it were dancing.) 
This is for tonight’s new installment of Kid President.
all the love in the universe,
Brad

    Friends, this is a GIF of a taco I made. 

    I’m totally embarrassed at how happy I am with it. (Though I do wish it were dancing.) 

    This is for tonight’s new installment of Kid President.

    all the love in the universe,

    Brad

  14. soulpancake:

    Kid President believes we’re all teachers and we’re all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from? Share this with a special teacher in your life!http://on.fb.me/160fwvl

    We wanted to make this as a special thank you to all the schools who have used Kid President in their classrooms to spread creativity and compassion. Thank you! Together, we’re louder!


  15. Why Is Kid President In A Commercial?
Earlier this week, a nationwide campaign we worked on with Meineke began airing on television sets across the country. Are we excited? Kind of. 
I feel we owe it to you to explain why Kid President is suddenly popping up on your television - especially since we’ve been so vocal about not going this direction. Many of you believed in Kid President before the rest of the world cared. Many of you dear people even believed in me before it made any sense to. I want you to know we are not changing course. We are still committed to using our work to continue encouraging people to live with more compassion and more joy. We’ve been presented with countless opportunities to be involved in films, television, campaigns, events, product lines, etc and have repeatedly responded with ‘no’. Every decision is made by the family based on whether or not it fits with our mission and the story we want to tell. A :30 television spot isn’t always the best platform to do that. I’m fine if there are a few people out there who don’t get it or whatever, but I desperately want to make sure you know where our hearts are at. Many will not see the whole picture, but you know us. So - here is why Kid President is doing a commercial: 1. We wanted to work with the Pitch Agency in Los Angeles, CA. They believe in using advertising to move people into action for social good. 2. We wanted to be part of Meineke’s Community Tune-Up Program. They give local dealerships the chance to give back thousands to their local communities. We’d like to see this grow and go towards helping kids all over the U.S. in some big ways.3. We wanted to work on a large set with a crew for the first-time ever. For several months we’ve been trying to see how we could possibly do a television show. This was a safe way to see how Robby and I could work in that type of setting. 4. It sets us up for more opportunities to do and create good.That’s the bottom line. Thank you for believing in us, trusting us and helping spread the message we’ve been working to put out into the world.  I never imagined I’d ever be part of creating anything so many people feel so passionate about. I’m humbled, honored and, to be perfectly honest, frightened. It’s only by faith that we’re able to navigate this new terrain and I ask for your prayers and your love. I’d also like to ask for your money, because that’s all I care about now. Just kidding. Had to make sure you actually read until the end. all the love in the universe,Brad(guy trying to figure it out)
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    Why Is Kid President In A Commercial?

    Earlier this week, a nationwide campaign we worked on with Meineke began airing on television sets across the country. Are we excited? Kind of. 

    I feel we owe it to you to explain why Kid President is suddenly popping up on your television - especially since we’ve been so vocal about not going this direction. Many of you believed in Kid President before the rest of the world cared. Many of you dear people even believed in me before it made any sense to. I want you to know we are not changing course. We are still committed to using our work to continue encouraging people to live with more compassion and more joy. 

    We’ve been presented with countless opportunities to be involved in films, television, campaigns, events, product lines, etc and have repeatedly responded with ‘no’. Every decision is made by the family based on whether or not it fits with our mission and the story we want to tell. 

    A :30 television spot isn’t always the best platform to do that. I’m fine if there are a few people out there who don’t get it or whatever, but I desperately want to make sure you know where our hearts are at. Many will not see the whole picture, but you know us. So - here is why Kid President is doing a commercial: 

    1. We wanted to work with the Pitch Agency in Los Angeles, CA. They believe in using advertising to move people into action for social good. 

    2. We wanted to be part of Meineke’s Community Tune-Up Program. They give local dealerships the chance to give back thousands to their local communities. We’d like to see this grow and go towards helping kids all over the U.S. in some big ways.

    3. We wanted to work on a large set with a crew for the first-time ever. For several months we’ve been trying to see how we could possibly do a television show. This was a safe way to see how Robby and I could work in that type of setting. 

    4. It sets us up for more opportunities to do and create good.

    That’s the bottom line. Thank you for believing in us, trusting us and helping spread the message we’ve been working to put out into the world.  I never imagined I’d ever be part of creating anything so many people feel so passionate about. I’m humbled, honored and, to be perfectly honest, frightened. It’s only by faith that we’re able to navigate this new terrain and I ask for your prayers and your love. 

    I’d also like to ask for your money, because that’s all I care about now. Just kidding. Had to make sure you actually read until the end. 

    all the love in the universe,
    Brad
    (guy trying to figure it out)