Bob Knotts | December 18, 2013
Things are slowly changing in the United States — and I suspect in some other countries too. Changing attitudes about the way we drive. Yes, it’s true that far too many drivers pay little attention to handling a car when they’re on the highways. They check email, text friends, talk to business associates and whatever else. Eating a hamburger? Why not? Cranking up the tunes to deafening volumes? What’s the problem, right? Except that, slowly slowly slowly, those attitudes are evolving. More and more folks recognize the profound dangers of distracted driving. At the Humanity Project, we are dong our part to help. Specifically, our unique I Care:Just Let Me Drive program for teen drivers is reaching more and more of the young people who need it.
site administrator | December 12, 2013
(Editor’s Note: This blog was written especially for the Humanity Project, offering a student perspective on bullying — with solid advice that is useful for both adults and youthful readers.) By Esther Calixte, Barry University. Growing up I personally experienced bullying. When I was in grade school I was constantly bullied by other kids because of my weight. I always told the teacher but she never believed me. The teacher always told me, “You’re big enough to defend yourself.” I was bullied verbally and sometimes physically. The kids would push me and laugh at me, and when I fell, they would tease me even more. …
Bob Knotts | December 3, 2013
Last month, Children’s Services Council of Broward County sponsored the Humanity Project’s Anti-bullying Through The Arts program for the sixth consecutive year. Our thanks, as always, to CEO Cindy Arenberg Seltzer as well as Director of Public Affairs Sandra Bernard-Bastien and their great staff of professionals. Their support, and their friendship, mean a lot to THP — and to the children of our community.
Bob Knotts | November 27, 2013
Our blog today is going to be brief. Mostly because I hope you’ll go to the YouTube link and check this out for yourself. I’d rather have you do that than read lots of text. Here’s the link: Click here! And here’s what you’ll see: The Humanity Project’s clever original hand sign to help stop bullying. It’s part of our highly acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program, which we teach to kids in grades K – 5. So yes, this is for elementary school children. We came up with the idea in 2010 as a memory aid to reinforce our main message: “Bullying hurts everyone in this school … and it takes everyone to stop it!”
Bob Knotts | November 20, 2013
It’s true! Our latest podcast is Number 100 for the Humanity Project Podcast. We began doing these in March 2006, when we still had to explain to most people what a podcast was. We don’t have to do that now, of course. For our 100th edition, I chatted with our producer/engineer, Matt Corey, who owns Zebra Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Bob Knotts | October 29, 2013
One of the Humanity Project’s great friends is a talented singer and songwriter and author as well as a peace activist. Her name is Haikaa Yamamoto. Haikaa is a longtime member of this organization and a collaborator with the Humanity Project on our inspiring PeacePage, which you can view by clicking on the menu tab above. I’m telling you this because last week Haikaa wrote a blog about our innovative teen driver safety program, I Care: Just Let Me Drive. We wanted to share the link to that blog, which is posted on the website, Bicultural Mama: Celebrating the Best of Both Worlds.
Bob Knotts | October 14, 2013
Ok, good question. We still hear it a lot: “What is the Humanity Project?” Basically, our mission involves putting a profound idea to practical use. We try to turn a deep insight about human beings into programs that work in the real everyday world. So what is that deep insight, that profound idea? It is this: Every single human being thrives or withers based on a constantly evolving self-image. If that sounds vague, it isn’t. Here’s what I mean.
Bob Knotts | October 8, 2013
Even in our Internet world, important communication still is done the old-fashioned way. On paper. It puts something more permanent into a person’s hands, giving them the chance to pass it along to others. That’s exactly what the Humanity Project is doing with our two newest programs.
Bob Knotts | October 1, 2013
Have you visited the Humanity Project “Quotes” page lately? You should. It is updated on the first of each month with five positive, thoughtful quotes from great minds. Some of these come from the mouths or pens of famous people. Some come from folks you may not be familiar with. Here is one of those, a quotation we discovered by an Indian spiritual teacher named Osho, who lived from 1931 to 1990.
Bob Knotts | September 23, 2013
Last week the Humanity Project returned to the kids! Each autumn we take our acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program into elementary schools around South Florida … and we continue delivering this program to students right through the end of the school year in the spring. On September 20, lots of students at Endeavor Primary Learning Center in Lauderhill, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, got to enjoy our first presentations of the 2013-2014 academic year. And they had the opportunity to learn an important lesson too: “Bullying hurts everyone in this school … and it takes everyone to stop it!” That is the mantra that’s repeated and demonstrated throughout our program. We’re told that the 400 kids who saw Anti-bullying Through The Arts last week were attentive and responsive, just as the students were last year when we visited