The Humanity Project

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

THP Service Learning

Bob Knotts | April 25, 2014

This week, a new video for you … So we won’t take much of your time with reading our blog. We hope you will want to check out this newest Humanity Project YouTube video, though. You’ll hear a brief discussion by one of our great student volunteers, a young high school student named Aaron. The video is only about one minute-long. In it, Aaron talks about his work on the amazing redesign of our Humanity Project website for socially isolated students, including many LGBT kids. That site is www.thp4kids.com (The Humanity Project 4 Kids). Listen to Aaron describe how much he has learned by working with the Humanity Project. We’re proud of the service learning opportunities that we’ve provided to many students — middle school and high school students, even some in elementary school. Click on the link to watch the video, please. We think you’ll enjoy it.

Something New … And Hopeful

Bob Knotts | April 16, 2014

If you still haven’t signed up for our free monthly email newsletter, we hope this might, well, inspire you to do so now. Because the newsletter has changed, coming to you in a more concise form that also is more uplifting than ever. We’ll keep this post brief — just long enough to show you a few of the changes we’ve made to the once-a-month-only Humanity Project Newsletter. This screen capture image isn’t large enough to include the lovely photo at the top of our April 2014 newsletter. But we think this gives you the idea.

Focused On Safety

Bob Knotts | April 7, 2014

As we had noted in a recent blog, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Since our very cool, teen-created I Care teen driver safety program is mainly about the dangers of distracted driving, we felt that another blog on this topic is a good idea. Did you know that if you take your eyes off the road for two seconds or longer, you double your chance of having a car accident? And did you know that on average your eyes are focused away from the road for five seconds when texting — and that you travel 100 yards during that time at only 55 mph? That’s like driving the length of a football field, blindfolded.

Major National Blog Lauds Humanity Project

Bob Knotts | March 31, 2014

The Humanity Project comes in for some very nice praise in a new blog just posted on Daily Kos. Click here to go to the Daily Kos article. If you’re not familiar with Daily Kos, here are some basics: It is the largest progressive community website in the United States, with more than 2.5 million unique visitors monthly and a quarter of a million registered users.

More Social Than Ever

Bob Knotts | March 23, 2014

Have you noticed? Look just to the left of this blog — yes, at the icons that have been added to our website. Those icons are new … and overdue. Because the Humanity Project has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to using social media to get across our uplifting message. Indeed, we’re proud to say that our organization has had Facebook and Twitter and YouTube pages far longer than many major national and international nonprofits. In the past year or so, we’ve also added Tumblr and Instagram pages.

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Bob Knotts | March 16, 2014

Next month is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It’s a good chance for all of us to heed the wake-up call from the Humanity Project and the many other organizations that are working to stop us from driving while paying attention to something else. Our great friends at State Farm are the main sponsor of the Humanity Project program I mentioned, which is called I Care: Just Let Me Drive. Like us, State Farm is spreading the word about the dangers of distracted driving, efforts that include their consistent support year in and year out for I Care.

Our Anti-bullying Hand Sign

Bob Knotts | March 8, 2014

Have you seen it yet? The video? If not, you must … and then pass it along to a young child you love. We’re talking about our short video about the cool hand sign created by the Humanity Project as part of our Anti-bullying Through The Arts program. (We invented this hand sign in 2012 as one additional program element intended to help our elementary school children remember the main message we repeat during our in-school visits: “Bullying hurts everyone in this school … and it takes everyone to stop it!”

More Than Skin Deep

Bob Knotts | February 27, 2014

We have known Dr. David Sharaf for more than 15 years — and used his services exclusively during that time for our personal health care. A few years ago, this fine and respected physician also became a sponsor of the Humanity Project. And in February, he renewed that sponsorship again on behalf of the dermatology practice of which he’s a key part: Skin and Cancer Associates and the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement. You’ll find links to Dr. Sharaf at their website: http://www.scacce.com. As always, everyone at the Humanity Project is very grateful to Dr. Sharaf and his colleagues.

Grownup Fitness And Fun … To Help Kids

Bob Knotts | February 20, 2014

It is an annual event in South Florida that seems to grow bigger every year. They call it the Tour de Broward, a day of five fitness activities offered by our good friends (and much appreciated sponsors) at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. JDCH hosts the Tour de Broward to raise money for its respected hospital. In 2014, the funds will benefit the Pediatric Cardiac Center. That center is an important part of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Standing Up And Standing Together

Bob Knotts | February 14, 2014

We are very pleased to announce some good news: the wonderful Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation has renewed their support for the Humanity Project’s acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program for a second consecutive year. We are proud and honored. If you’re not familiar with the foundation, we hope you’ll check out this link to their website: http://www.standupfoundation.com.