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“The Journey from Fear to Love takes WILL”

Will and the Miami WILL Book Club members - June 19th, 2021

Purpose

The WILL Book Club is a global community, built around the themes of the book.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the club is to transform the path of young adults around the world – deepening their love of reading, and developing their pursuit of #willpower, self-expression, self-healing, and self-awareness.

Members will be invited into the immersive world of WILL and his life journey through global book club communities, heartfelt conversations, and exciting events!

Purpose

The WILL Book Club is a global community,
built around the themes of the book.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the club is to transform the path of young adults around the world – deepening their love of reading, and developing their pursuit of #willpower, self-expression, self-healing, and self-awareness.

Members will be invited into the immersive world of WILL and his life journey through global book club communities, heartfelt conversations, and exciting events!

Develop your own authentic identity and stand
in your uniqueness.

Book

One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.

Let Will be Your Guide

Download the WBC Club Leader Engagement Guide for more details on how to host a club.

Book

One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.

Let Will be Your Guide

Download the WBC Guidebook to get your discussions on the right track.

Willpower is about understanding your strengths, weaknesses, motivations for success, and taking risks to achieve
your goals.

Community

Fitbit x WILL Book Club Read and Run Challenge


The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) works to better the world by helping individuals and organizations that are the most in need. We support initiatives in the areas of arts & education, social empowerment, health and wellness, and sustainability.

On November 7th, 2021, in partnership with Fitbit – WJSFF launched the Fitbit x WILL Book Club (WBC) Read and Run Challenge.  The WBC Read and Run Challenge is a global Literacy and Fitness campaign designed to engage its WBC members in a challenge to deepen their love of reading and engage in healthy life change behaviour through fitness. Will has long believed that 2 skills are necessary for young people on their path to lifelong success – developing a love of reading (the acquisition of knowledge) and being committed to running (developing perseverance, ambition, fitness and good health).

The Read and Run Challenge seeks to integrate both fitness and literacy by gifting Fitbit Luxe trackers and books to WBC members. To be eligible for rewards, WBC members must successfully complete reading of the book and utilize their Fitbit trackers daily. The challenge will run from November 7th, 2021 through March 31st, 2022 with Top  scorers winning an opportunity to hang with Will, win cool merchandise and engage in fun events. 

*Supplies are limited and distributed in order of when you’ve registered to join the book club via the website.

“One Brick at a Time” Art Installation Los Angeles- “The Beehive” SoLa Impact and the Dolby Theater – November 11th, 2021

To kick off the Fitbit x WBC Challenge, between November 7th – 18th, 2021, WJSFF co-hosted 5 WILL Book Club Member Community Service Events during the WILL Book Tour. The WBC Community Service Days were dedicated to Will’s grandmother, GiGi, who instilled the principle of  “Leave it Better because you touched it ” within Will and his siblings.  This has been a guiding principle for Will throughout his life and career. So the intent of the Book Tour is to leave each community visited better than we found it.

During each tour stop, local WBC members participated in community service projects – such as trash clean ups, food drives, revitalizing community gardens and leading tech skills trainings, all in efforts to serve their local Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and London. Additionally, we hosted a series of art beautification installations led by Brandan “B.Mike” Odums, called “One Brick at a Time“. These installations were based on Will’s story of his father having his brother and himself spend an entire year building a brick wall. Whenever they would become overwhelmed or discouraged he would say – “just focus on laying one brick at a time perfectly” and before he knew it they had an entire wall.  His fathers’ intention was to teach them that there was nothing they could not do, if they put their minds together and worked hard. This became Will’s guiding principle throughout his life as he accomplished his goals: One Brick at a time as a key to success.

As a community, each member took one brick and painted words that identified what they wished for themselves, their families, or their communities. The bricks were then installed within community gardens at Tustin Playground in Philly and the SoLA Beehive in Los Angeles as an collective art beautification project demonstrating the power of coming together to share our hopes and dreams for the life of each community. Additionally, at each WILL Book Tour venue – B.Mike curated interactive “One Brick at a Time” installations reflecting four layers of the WILL Book cover that span Will’s life. These installations invited guests at each tour venue to also share their hopes and dreams for themselves and the communities.

Love + Willpower + Self-awareness + Self-healing + Growth + Strength + Passion + Determination + Love + Willpower + Self-awareness + Self-healing + Growth + Strength + Passion + Determination

Awaken the power of
healing relationships.

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“One Brick at a Time” Art Installation Philadelphia – Tustin Playground – November 8th, 2021 Video credit: @bmike2c

“One Brick at a Time” Art Installation Philadelphia – The Met Theater – November 8th, 2021 Video credit: @bmike2c

“One Brick at a Time” Art Installation Brooklyn – The Kings Theater – November 9th, 2021 Video credit: @bmike2c

“One Brick at a Time” Art Installation Chicago – The Chicago Theater – November 10th, 2021 Video credit: @bmike2c

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