Aaron Paul & Lauren Paul Honored With United2gether Award

Aaron Paul, Lauren Paul, Kind CampaignAaron Paul and Lauren Paul were honored with the United2gether Award by the unite2:good foundation at their event, Unite4:humanity, for their film Finding Kind.

The event was held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California and was sponsored by Variety.

The film began as a post-graduation combination road trip/film project for Lauren Paul and friend Molly Thompson in 2009. It has since evolved into a six-year and counting effort to end bullying in schools. The film is about girl-against-girl bullying and resulted in an outreach program called the Kind Campaign. The campaign continues the work to end bullying in schools, with a specific focus on girl-on-girl bullying.

Paul and Thompson travel the country speaking in schools about their own experiences with bullying. They have spoken in over 300 schools and developed the Kind Kit Curriculum, a 19-week program to address bullying in schools.

“When we shot the film, we drove around the country for two months and interviewed people all over the country, kind of test piloting this idea for a school assembly program,” Paul said. “And it just connected and resonated with these girls deeply. All of our programming sprouted out from that documentary and has really snowballed from there.”

The school assemblies and screenings of the film have reached an estimated 250,000 people, an effort aided by Paul’s husband, the actor Aaron Pul, popular from his role as Jesse Pinkman on the popular television drama Breaking Bad.

“Aaron did a huge fundraiser and raised money for Kind Campaign and it raised so much for us that it allowed us for the first time to offer the programming free of charge, which has been a dream of ours since day one,” Paul says.

In addition to that fundraiser, which raised $1.8 million for the Kind Campaign, Paul spoke about the campaign on stage as part of his acceptance speech when he won an Emmy in 2014 for his role on Breaking Bad.

That additional attention, and the funding that resulted from it, allowed the Kind Campaign to reach more girls across the nation. Paul and Thompson are currently launching their Free to Be Kind 2015 Initiative.

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