Steve Seskin

Board Member
Gratitude for Operation Respect Consultants and Trainers

Steve Seskin is a succesful songwriter/singer having written seven #1 songs as well as many other top twenty songs for artists as diverse as Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Frampton, Sinclair, John Michael Montgomery, Colin Rate and many more. As a singer he has recorded 27 albums from 1973 to present, with his latest being “Some Sunsets”.

He is perhaps best known for co-writing “Don’t Laugh At Me”, the song that was the impetus for the Operation Respect program and organization, co-founded by Peter Yarrow. The “Don’t Laugh at Me” program has been disseminated to over 100,000 educators in the United States, as well as many other countries.

Originally from the Bronx NY, Steve now lives with his family in the San Francisco bay rrea. In addition to writing songs for other artists, these days he spends 80 to 100 days a year in school offering assembly programs and writing songs with students about kindness, respect, community, peace, self esteem and conflict resolution. The program is called Kids Write Songs and can be found at