Bob Knotts | February 28, 2012
This morning I went for a walk around my neighborhood in South Florida and spotted a bumper sticker on an old car. It read, “Some Things DO Change.” I got thinking about how refreshing that reminder is in today’s world, during a time when it’s so easy to feel discouraged. Because the bumper sticker has it right. Some things do change — many things, actually. Just look around for yourself. In my own lifetime, black people, women and others have gained a level of social equality that once seemed a distant hope. Now lesbians and gays, bisexuals and transgender people are slowly acquiring the same rights. More countries around the world offer greater democracy. There are fewer wars, believe it or not. The list goes on and on. Some things do change, truly.
Bob Knotts | February 18, 2012
As you may have read in the previous post, “I Care!” is the Humanity Project’s new teen driver safety program, being created with a grant from State Farm. We’re working with a very smart, energetic group of student writers, photographers and graphic artists at South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida. Their teacher, Sarah Lerner, has been wonderfully helpful as we get into the nuts and bolts of our work. This week, I just wanted to update you briefly on our progress.
Bob Knotts | February 7, 2012
Today, the Humanity Project announces the creation of an ambitious new program that brings the organization into an entirely different area of community involvement: teen driver safety. Funded by a generous grant from State Farm Insurance, the Humanity Project’s “I Care!” program will adopt a totally fresh approach to connect with our youngest drivers. Instead of the usual (and ineffective) scare tactics, “I Care!” will use teen-to-teen social connections to teach greater concentration and cooperation on the highways. The program’s full name is “I Care! Safe Driving with the Three Cs: Concentrate, Cooperate … Come Home Safe!”
Bob Knotts | February 4, 2012
This will be a brief post … in part because we will be telling you about something very exciting on Tuesday in this space. So consider this a teaser of sorts. The Humanity Project will announce a major new program that we’re developing now with a national grant from our good friends at State Farm Insurance.