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 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.
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 [...]
Bob Knotts | June 9, 2013
Yes, we have a whole new website created by kids … for kids! From the Humanity Project. It is a website intended specifically to serve a largely ignored population of special children: socially isolated middle school kids, including many LGBT students. The site is called thp4kids (“The Humanity Project 4 Kids”) and you’ll find it at this link: http://thp4kids.com It has been under development by talented students at a Florida magnet school for two years, with intensive work during the 2012-2013 school year thanks to a generous grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.
Bob Knotts | May 11, 2013
Wow! We really hope you’ll check out this new website, totally created by teens, for teens … for the Humanity Project. Talented students in Ms. Madeline Rosario’s web design classes took our I Care book and ran with it — and came up with this site for our program. They even recorded a music version of the I Care book’s rap poem, then created an animated video to go with it. You’ll find this on the home page, which is shown in a screenshot photo posted with this blog.
Bob Knotts | May 3, 2013
We have some wonderful news to share this week. Our friends at Sears now have provided financial support for the Humanity Project’s acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program — and have joined our list of official sponsors. We are grateful to add this long-respected retailer to our growing list of great sponsors and community partners. That list can be seen in full by clicking on the Sponsors/Community Partners menu tab above, with such names as State Farm, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Google among them.
Bob Knotts | April 13, 2013
See that new logo in this story? Cool, isn’t it? This boldly redesigned I Care logo is only the beginning of all the great new elements coming to our Humanity Project I Care teen driver safety program. We’re about to launch teen-created videos and memes as well as Tumblr and Twitter pages to join our Facebook page … even a whole website devoted to I Care.
Bob Knotts | March 23, 2013
We will keep this blog very short, mostly because we’d rather have you watch a brief video than spend more time reading. This is the latest 40-sec video from our ongoing thp4kids effort. (You’ll remember that the Humanity Project is leading a talented group of students from South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida. With their great teacher, Madeline Rosario, we’re creating a unique website for socially isolated middle school students, including many in the LGBT community: thp4kids.com. All this is being done through generous funding from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.) Our quick vid shows some key thp4kids staffers at work … on their Friday off school!
Bob Knotts | February 15, 2013
This week, we’ll offer a brief post — and a link we hope you’ll want to check out. On Wednesday, February 13, the Humanity Project welcomed six of our great high school student staffers into the professional recording studio for a session. These are among the students who are part of our fabulous thp4kids team, creating a very special website for very special fellow students. When it launches online this spring, thp4kids (The Humanity Project 4 Kids) will offer inspiring videos, games, music, quizzes, poetry, blogs and more. From students, for students. This work was made possible by a generous grant from our great friends at State Farm through their Youth Advisory Board. As part of our work, we needed to do several voiceovers for videos as well as to record a podcast about our project … and record an original song by two of the students. …