Show Your Strength

When Brook Peters set out to make his film about living through 9/11 as a child, he didn’t realize THE SECOND DAY would convey a universal story of inner strength and resilience that could inspire people around the world. In response to Brook’s Show Your Strength Campaign, over 150 young people submitted their personal stories of courage and hope. And the band Simple Plan supported the campaign by offering their song “What If”.

Watch the music video below to see how others face life’s challenges, and share the video to inspire people you know. Play it forward by sharing your story.

Award-winning Canadian rock band Simple Plan supported the Show Your Strength Campaign to inspire youth across the globe. “I approached Simple Plan to use the song What If  as the soundtrack to the Show Your Strength video because I feel it makes listeners question what they can do to change themselves and, in turn, help to change the world,” said Brook Peters.

Though the music video is completed, we continue to encourage you to share your story or message of inner strength below to inspire others who will view it here.

1. Get a marker and write your personal statement or story about your inner strength on your body (or a piece of paper)

2. Take a photo and submit it  below with your message (and remember to read the legalese here).

LEGALESE: By uploading an image here I acknowledge that The Video Project has the right to use my image for the sole purpose of including  online or in a video compilation of submissions. For good and valuable consideration, I hereby grant to The Video Project all services and appearances rendered by me, in connection with the development, production audio and/or visual or other content, relating to The Video Project’s The Second Day Campaign.


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(and don’t forget to see the film and encourage your teacher or youth group to show it!)

169 Responses to “Show Your Strength”

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  2. Edward Quintal September 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    FSU class of ’16 BA Psychology

    On the morning of 9/11 my job was to dispatch first responders in lower Manhattan for the company called LIfe LIne. Some of the customers were in the north and south towers and could not be reached. This job ended my ability to ever work again and still I struggle every day to make this place a better world.

    Over the summer I provided chess teaching lessons to 9-13 year old girls who will now teach 5-11 year old students. In October there will be a workshop to on the connection between mindfulness and chess.

    Showing my strength

  3. antwan hill September 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    you should stay strong no matter the situation

  4. antwan hill September 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    you should stay strong no matter what

  5. Johnathan Ward September 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    To be your self, is all that you can be. Keep on fighting for what you belive. Stay true to who you are, no matter what anyone says.

  6. Samuel Anderson September 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    “Stand up even if you think you can’t.” because even if you get bullied you need to keep standing up when you think you cant.

  7. Gabe Howard September 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Be yourself no matter what. There is no one else alive like you , so just do you. Even if your not the most popular person out there, just stay true to yourself.

  8. Johnathan Ward September 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    To be your self, is all that you can be.

  9. ismael arroyo September 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    never give up and follow your dream no matter what happens or what people say just go and reach your dream

    • Johnathan Ward September 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

      Never give up and follow your dream no matter what happens or what people say just go and reach your dream.*

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