Bob Knotts | April 30, 2012
We were back at it just today. on a rainy Monday morning as I post this blog. Less than two hours ago, we were finishing up our latest Humanity Project in-school session. This time, we were in the elementary schools again to teach our highly praised Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to hundreds of kids at Plantation Elementary in Plantation, Florida. This community is a large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, right between Miami and West Palm Beach. The kids were great! We gave our program to every child in the school: pre-K through grade 5.
The Humanity Project’s Gabriela Pinto talks with Plantation Elementary kids before our programThey enjoyed it, applauded it, clapped with our music and laughed at our jokes. More importantly, we’re sure they will remember our important lessons. And we’ll soon have the pre-post test scores back, results that in the past have proven that the young kids learned from our program
Bob Knotts | April 23, 2012
The Humanity Project loves all our sponsors and community partners. They make our work possible because we don’t charge for our programs. So we’re very pleased to announce that highly respected Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has renewed their sponsorship of the Humanity Project for 2012. We’ve been working on the same team with the good folks at JDCH for a year now. And with each exposure to their efforts, we’re increasingly impressed.
Bob Knotts | April 15, 2012
The Humanity Project is proud to be part of the national anti-bullying movement. So much so, in fact, that our organization was recently contacted by the home office of Sears, requesting that the Humanity Project take part in a new national anti-bullying campaign by the retail chain. As they wrote to us, “I’m contacting you on behalf of Sears because your organization been identified as key leader in the anti-bullying movement.” It’s true — and our innovative program really works. We think it’s important, then, to add our voice to the widespread commentary on the movie, “Bully.” To us, this film is a gamechanger in the anti-bullying campaign. Why? Because it is the first major cultural medium to tackle this topic so forcefully and movingly.
Bob Knotts | April 6, 2012
Today, a brief blog about an inspiring song. And about the young girl who wrote it based on her own painful experience. The Humanity Project now is joining forces with this girl, Megan Landry, a 15-year-old from Ottawa, Canada. Together, we’re hoping to further spread Megan’s powerful message of hope. You can hear the song called “Stronger” on the Humanity Project YouTube page and also watch the moving video Megan created to make her music come alive visually. This is the link to that video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRVlxBe35sY&feature=channel Megan’s song wasn’t written specifically to combat bullying but, as you will see, it offers compelling support to anyone dealing with bullying problems. The Humanity Project highly recommends it for kids who are being bullied because the song urges those kids to look beyond the immediate misery — and to rise above it.