We just received official word: The Humanity Project has been awarded the largest grant in our nearly seven year history. This comes from our great friends and sponsors at State Farm, specifically their Youth Advisory Board (YAB). The State Farm YAB is a panel of young people who are given the responsibility to award $5 million in nationally competitive grants each year. These socially conscious students read through hundreds of applications before selecting a relative few for the important awards. Specifically, the YAB chose just 68 organizations for funding out of 969 grant submissions. This money will go for a valuable purpose at the Humanity Project, allowing us to build a new companion website just for kids. It will be called thp4kids.com: The Humanity Project 4 Kids. The site will focus on innovative but fun content for socially isolated youth from about the ages of 8-14, the years when so many children are confused and lonely and often bullied as well. Part of our goal is to make thp4kids a website that is appealing to some kids in the LGBT community, the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender youths who frequently struggle with issues of identity. To do this, we’ll be working with students at South Plantation High School to create compelling videos, quizzes, games, stories, photos, graphics and more. You will be hearing a great deal from us about thp4kids in the months ahead. But for now, we wanted to share this extraordinary news and to thank everyone at the State Farm Youth Advisory Board for their confidence in the Humanity Project. We will not let you down.
To create and implement innovative programs that teach children and adults how to use cooperation and social connection for individual development and grassroots community improvement