June 2021 Worldwide Newsletter

Three Tips to Stay Motivated This Summer

The world is opening back up and oh how it has changed! How are you going to approach life differently and what promises are you making this summer? Alex Sheen, five-time TEDxTalk speaker, has put together a few thoughts on how to stay motivated this summer.Summer Motivation »


42 Schools This Month

Accepting Applications for New High School Chapters. Apply Now!

42 schools submitted requests for because I said I would programming in the last 30 days. Educators and parents know that social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students bounce back from the adversity of the pandemic. Should the high school in your community start a because I said I would chapter in the fall? Here’s what our chapters do:

  • Nine (9) interactive monthly character development workshops
  • Nine (9) monthly peer accountability team meetings for goal-tracking
  • Three (3) schoolwide volunteer projects to help others in need
  • And more!

We are still accepting applications to start because I said I would high school chapters for the 2021-2022 school year. Text Kay, our COO, at 216.505.0962 to set up a time to talk, or email kay@becauseisaidiwould.org. Help start a chapter at your local high school!High School Chapters »

Promise Story

High School Success

Chapter Students Celebrate Unsung Heroes.

In a world where celebrities and athletes are idealized, we recognize that there are many unsung heroes that work to better the world around them, with little thanks or gratitude. One group of individuals in particular are the selfless teachers who lead our youth each and every day. Students from our chapter at Fairview High School made a promise to honor and recognize teaching staff members for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice. To show their appreciation, the students hosted and served breakfast during a required staff in-service day. They decorated the cafeteria with banners and signs, thanking teachers for their help and guidance both in and outside of the classroom. Students also nominated one teacher from each grade to be recognized as its unsung hero. These heroes were publicly thanked during the breakfast, given cards filled with messages from students, and presented with student-created physical awards! For the rest of the morning, students assisted teachers with their in-service staff day, moving classrooms due to construction at the school. Teachers spend countless hours supporting students on their educational journey, often going above and beyond their job description. Fairview chapter students wanted to be sure their teachers knew that those heroic efforts are not taken for granted. Make a promise to thank an educator today!View more success stories here »

Personal Messages from the Founder

Father’s Day Cameo

Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift?

We have a great personalized gift idea that will surprise your father and help support our cause. 

  • Make a promise to make his day.
  • Tell him how he has inspired you.
  • Thank him for all he has given.
  • Set the stage for reconciliation.

Whatever the circumstances, have Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would, send your father a Cameo video message to celebrate the day. Alex’s emotional, motivational delivery will make this a Father’s Day gift to be remembered AND make an impact. All proceeds go to support the charitable work of because I said I would. Go to cameo.com/alexsheen to make your request today. To ensure delivery by Father’s Day, requests must be received no later than noon on Friday, June 18, 2021.  You can also request messages from Alex for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more! He would love to send a positive message to your special someone. Most Cameo requests can be completed and sent in just a few days. Not only will you brighten someone’s day, you will also be supporting the betterment of humanity through our cause! Click here to begin your request.Alex Sheen on Cameo »