West Sacramento Students Learn about Inclusiveness from Motivational Speaker

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WEST SACRAMENTO -- The energy in the cafeteria at Westfield Village Elementary is electric.

More than 400 kindergarten through 5th graders are shouting in unison - working together in chants to inspire the same comradery on campus, at home, and in the community.

Motivational speaker Kevin Bracy is their ring leader. His philosophy is simple.

"It's five words: kindness, compassion, inclusion, service and greatness," Bracy told the students.

The Sacramento native and former baseball player turned motivational speaker visits the school and others in the Washington Unified School District multiple times a year.

He has become a friendly and familiar face, one the children always get excited to see.

"I like how he encourages everybody and his chants are really great," 4th grader Daniel said with a large smile.

Bracy says after his playing days were done he knew we wanted to make a greater impact in the community using his personality and positivity, he says motivational speaking - that began with talks on bullying -we're just natural and something he enjoyed.

Thursday -post 2016 presidential election - in a nation seemingly as socially divided now as it has been in a long time, Bracy says that he gets requests all the time to speak on certain topics regarding the countries divisiveness but he says he never changes what he teaches, it's always been the same and it always will be.

"Even though the (social) climate has happened to change the message remains the same."

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