(Editor’s Note: This post is adapted from the October 2012 Humanity Project email newsletter, Humanity News. You can sign up to receive the free newsletter once each month by clicking on the “Go” button in the right-hand column of this home page under “Sign up for our Email Newsletter.” We ask only for your email address.)
For the Humanity Project, this is a time of beginnings. And so, as we move well into October, we offer the first of a new video series by us. These will be very short videos, two minutes or less, each talking about our work in a more personal way than we’ve been able to offer before. In this video, you’ll hear from one of the high school students helping the Humanity Project with our new kids website — and also from a teacher involved in the project. Here’s a link to that video: Watch the short Humanity Project video: only 1 minute 45-seconds long. The video update comes as we begin serious work on thp4kids.com: The Humanity Project 4 Kids. We’re building the site specifically for socially isolated middle school children, including some in the LGBT community. Students from South Plantation High School are helping us create both content and design elements.
Here is the first look at our official student-designed logo for the site, which will be featured at the top of the thp4kids homepage. Pretty cool, huh? It’s based on our main Humanity Project logo, but with a fresh twist we think kids will like. Our student workers now are organized into separate teams, each developing various parts of this project. It’s an exciting process, all headed up by the Humanity Project thanks to a big State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant. So, yes, as October gets into high gear we’re also gearing up for heavy work on thp4kids. We think this logo is a pretty good start! Oh, and Happy Autumn to you! It’s my favorite time of year — and a perfect period for all those beginnings.