World's First 100% Positive Social Media Platform for Kids is Gaining Traction

(The YouUplift Kindness eWall is a 100% positive messaging and display platform for schools.)
Three elementary school students choosing to uplift someone in need, coupled with a middle school student hoping to help her classmates through a very challenging time, have inadvertently led to the creation of the world’s first 100% positive social media platform for kids.

From the little town of Fancy Gap, VA located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural Appalachia (not to be confused with Silicon Valley), what started as a novel idea from a family kitchen table – is starting to turn into a legitimate worldwide social media platform.
How it Happened
(Brothers: Doug, Chris, & Mike Reavis)
In 41 years, Chris Reavis (profoundly brain-damaged since birth), never uttered a single negative word about another person, never hurt anyone with any of his actions or deeds, and never asked for one single thing for himself – all the while showing love and kindness to every single person he ever came into contact with – no questions asked.
Shortly after Chris’ passing in 2012, a local school teacher asked Chris’ older brother, Doug, if he would come share Chris’ story as a type of “Kindness Presentation” for his students.
With he and his family still coping with Chris’ passing (and having no clue if the presentation resonated at all), Doug returned home to find a small handful of messages written by a few of the students in attendance:

“I think Chris was smiling today.”

“I want to be more like Chris!”

“I’d like to thank Chris’ Mom and Dad for taking care of him all those years, because without them – he may not have had a story.”

The positive impact that those simple messages had was so powerful and so long-lasting that Chris’ family eventually began wondering, “If these kids were willing to do that for us… wonder if they might be willing to do it for each other?”
How it Works
In 2018, Chris’ nephew, David, began the daunting task of creating the software code for a beta version of the “You Uplift” School Kindness eWall – which was finally launched just prior to the Covid pandemic.
The system allows users to easily and anonymously submit positive messages about one another and gives the faculty moderator push-button control over what content becomes visible. This guarantees that only POSITIVE content of each school’s standards will ever become visible.
And with this, the world’s first 100% Positive social media platform for students was created.
(Victoria – Picture Shared with Permission)
Over the next few years, schools would access the Kindness Wall by paying a subscription fee in order to cover the substantial costs involved in running the platform (server space, tech support, customer service, onboarding, etc.).

Then, in May of 2022 – two days after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, TX, YouUplift received an email from Victoria (a 6th grader from a small rural school in northern Maine).

Victoria said that everyone in her school was so sad about what happened, and asked if she and her classmates could possibly use the Kindness Wall in their school for a little while, so that they could try to support and uplift each other.
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And, with Victoria’s request, the goal immediately became – to find a way to make the “You Uplift” Kindness eWall FREE to every school in the country that would like to use it.

As a result, the following Statewide Partners have chosen to Sponsor the “You Uplift” Kindness eWall – making the platform completely FREE to every Elementary, Middle, and High School in their state that would like to access it for their school families (with more coming in the Fall of 2024)!
As a result, what started with a single school user and a handful of positive messages – has turned into a highly interactive social media platform producing nearly 1 Million positive pageviews per month from over 27,000 school family users worldwide!

… And, it all started because three elementary school students went out of their way one day to uplift someone in need, and because one middle school student wanted to encourage her classmates during a very challenging time.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
  1. HDMI CORD – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall on a laptop and run an HDMI cord to their TV monitor.
  2. CAST – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall via a tablet or device and will cast it to their TV monitor via a Chromecast or Apple TV device.
  3. SMART TV WITH INTERNET BROWSER – If your Smart TV has an Internet Browser (Samsungs), then you can place your Kindness eWall link in the browser and it will run from there.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
Upon your request, we can replace your current Anonymous Submission Form with a Form from your school’s email system (ex. Google Form). This makes messages come to you with the author’s email address included, and you simply COPY/PASTE the message onto your INSTANT POST Page in order to make it live.

(Note: Because messages are submitted through your school’s email system, the Character eWall collects no data or information – making it fall within all school privacy regulations.)
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Character Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions
Phone App Install Feature
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
  1. HDMI CORD – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall on a laptop and run an HDMI cord to their TV monitor.
  2. CAST – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall via a tablet or device and will cast it to their TV monitor via a Chromecast or Apple TV device.
  3. SMART TV WITH INTERNET BROWSER – If your Smart TV has an Internet Browser (Samsungs), then you can place your Kindness eWall link in the browser and it will run from there.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
In it’s default setting, your school’s Kindness eWall uses an Anonymous Submission Form in order to comply with all school privacy regulations. Therefore, though you will be able to APPROVE all submitted content before it becomes visible, you will not know who the author of the message is.

HOWEVER, upon your request, we can include a SUBMISSION FORM LOGIN which would require users to enter their email / password in order to submit a message. This would allow you to APPROVE all submitted content before it becomes visible and will also provide you with the email address of each message’s author (whether you Approve it or not).
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions