Bob Knotts | September 2, 2013
This is going to be a brief post today, For a couple of good, short reasons: First, it’s Labor Day and we don’t want you to labor much as you read. It’s supposed to be a day of rest in the United States, right? (And if you’re reading this outside the U.S., as many of our friends will be, we urge you to relax today as well! ) Second, this blog is here to suggest you sign up for our free monthly Humanity News email newsletter, which itself always is brief. Quite intentionally so. We know you lead busy lives in a demanding, hectic society. We try to put together our newsletters so each one requires no more than 180 seconds, just three minutes or less, to read. In return, you’ll find news about our genuinely innovative programs as well as about our great sponsors and other inspiring news and quotes.
Bob Knotts | August 24, 2013
Today the Humanity Project announces an important new partnership. Barry University in Miami, Florida has officially joined with us to help take our two newest programs to the teens and tweens who most need them. As you may know, those programs are our innovative teen driver safety program called I Care/Just Let Me Drive (www.thehumanityproject.com/icare) and our website for socially isolated students called thp4kids, which stands for The Humanity Project 4 Kids (www.thp4kids.com). Both were created by talented high school students for their peers and, in the case of thp4kids, for younger students too. State Farm is the major sponsor for these programs, providing the funding that allowed us to create them.
Bob Knotts | August 19, 2013
We are pleased to announce a new Humanity Project collaboration. It is with a respected worldwide organization called the Charter for Compassion International. We were honored that they extended an invitation to the Humanity Project to join their coalition, which includes more than 150 cities and 300 other partners working to take compassionate action that improves lives. Among the many notables who have signed the Charter for Compassion are Muhammad Ali, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Deepak Chopra and Queen Noor of Jordan. The Humanity Project is in good company indeed.
Bob Knotts | August 12, 2013
The Humanity Project took part in a fun family event this past weekend: Baby Love & Family Expo. It was put on by our wonderful sponsor and partner, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. You see here a photo of our volunteer, Gwendolyn Lai, helping one of the many kids who stopped by our booth at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center on Saturday.
Bob Knotts | August 5, 2013
The Humanity Project is a proud member of the Team Up To Stop Bullying coalition, a group of groups, really. It was put together by the long-respected Sears brand, which also is a Humanity Project sponsor. So we want to tell you about a promotion going on from August 11 through September 7. If you visit your local Sears store during that time, you can help the Humanity Project and the other fine organizations that work to stop bullying around the United States. Just purchase the denim sports bag you see in this photo. The cost is only $5 and Sears will donate $1 of the purchase price to Team Up to Stop Bullying.
Bob Knotts | July 29, 2013
We’ve all earned a little time to chill during another hot summer. For the Humanity Project, the school year is a busy period — and the coming 2013-2014 session looks like no exception. So as we end July, we decided to do something we’ve never done. Here are some of the memorable pics from major moments in the Humanity Project’s nearly eight-year history. They’re fun, engaging and just right for a warm summer day. Thanks so much for taking a look.
Bob Knotts | July 21, 2013
The Humanity Project has a website for older kids who feel unsteady in their lives. Emotionally unsteady, uncertain about who and what they are. The site is called thp4kids — and the first news story about it appeared in the media last week. I hope you’ll take a couple of minutes to read what the press is saying about this truly innovative site for students of about 12-years-old up to perhaps 17-years-old. Here is the link:
Bob Knotts | July 14, 2013
Mid-July seems a good time for an important reminder: Teens drive more in the summer … and are in greater danger of accidents, injuries and deaths. If you’re an adult reading this, just think back on your own teenage summers. If you’re like me, you experienced some wild moments in an automobile during your high school years.
site administrator | July 6, 2013
(Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Dr. Laura Finley, Vice President of the Humanity Project Board of Directors. Dr. Finley is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University.) Imagine if we were number one. No, not number one in military spending (which we are). Not number one in incarceration rates (which we are as well). What if, instead of these things, the U.S. became hyper-focused on becoming the most peaceful nation on earth? The recently released 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) placed the U.S.100th out of 162 countries. That’s not so spectacular.
Bob Knotts | June 22, 2013
(Editor’s Note: This post is adapted from the June 2013 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 [...]