Bob Knotts | November 4, 2012
The Humanity Project is very proud of our list of sponsors. They include State Farm and Broward Sheriff’s Office, the largest fully accredited sheriff’s department in the United States. Our sponsors also include Google, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Dr. David Sharaf, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation — and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital among others. You can find the full list at this link: http://thehumanityproject.com/sponsors/. On Halloween, we joined the good folks at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) for another of their community open houses. What fun!
Bob Knotts | October 27, 2012
The Humanity Project applauds the brave efforts of Malala Yousafzai to improve the lives of women. And we also feel inspired to re-double our own work to combat bullying and intimidation and violence in any form. Now we have a new and important partner in this endeavor. The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the Humanity Project’s newest sponsor — and we are honored by their support.
Bob Knotts | September 12, 2012
We want to let you know that something new has been added to this website. And something important. It’s important because the new information just might save the life of a teenager you care about. Here’s the link and we hope you’ll check it out — and pass it along: http://thehumanityproject.com/programs/i-care/. The link will take you to a new page here on thehumanityproject.com. On that page, you’ll find another link that allows you to download our new teen driver safety book. For free.
Bob Knotts | August 31, 2012
Just a brief blog today to let our friends know that the Humanity Project is off to a flying start in this new 2012-2013 school year. In only the first week of classes, we presented our highly respected Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to nearly 1,000 kids. Well, 990 to be exact. The photo you see was snapped during our visit to Park Trails Elementary School in Parkland, Florida. Nice group of kids, teachers and administrators … We enjoyed our presentations there. Now we’re lining up more schools for this busy fall semester here in South Florida, where we’re based. But we also will be exporting our program to the Chicago school system in a few months.
Bob Knotts | August 20, 2012
We just received official word: The Humanity Project has been awarded the largest grant in our nearly seven year history. This comes from our great friends and sponsors at State Farm, specifically their Youth Advisory Board (YAB). The State Farm YAB is a panel of young people who are given the responsibility to award $5 million in nationally competitive grants each year. These socially conscious students read through hundreds of applications before selecting a relative few for their important awards. This money will go for a valuable purpose at the Humanity Project, enabling us to build a new companion website just for kids. It will be called thp4kids.com: The Humanity Project 4 Kids. The site will focus on innovative but fun content for socially isolated youth from about the ages of 8-14, the years when so many children are confused and lonely and often bullied as well. Part of our goal is to make thp4kids a webaite that is appealing to some kids in the LGBT community, the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender youths who frequently struggle with issues of identity.
Bob Knotts | August 11, 2012
It’s done at last! After more than seven months of work, the Humanity Project’s new “I Care! teen driver safety program will launch this month. See the logo in the photo in this blog? That’s on the cover of a book that will form the foundation of the “I Care!” program … but the book is only the beginning. We plan a text message campaign, Facebook page and more to grab the attention of today’s busy teens. So what is “I Care!” all about? Under Humanity Project guidance, talented young people created a brief but powerful book intended for teens to share with their very best friends.
Bob Knotts | July 22, 2012
Our language keeps changing, as all living languages must. One of our common words in English that’s taken on a new meaning in recent years is the word, “like.” Thank you, Facebook. But every organization, and every individual, must keep up with the times. The Humanity Project has had active Facebook and Twitter pages from their relatively early days, long before many much larger nonprofits. We’ve posted our own monthly podcast on this website since 2006 and our own weekly blog for the same number of years. But today, we would like to ask for your help. It’s very, very simple, really. Just “Like” us — in the Facebook sense.
Bob Knotts | June 21, 2012
Hard to believe it’s already summer vacation for the schools. But we all know how quickly these summers come and go. So we’re hoping you’ll talk to your school now — and suggest they bring the Humanity Project anti-bullying program to their kids in the fall. Remember, it’s a totally free program for elementary school students. Our sponsors and partners and members subsidize the cost.
Bob Knotts | April 30, 2012
We were back at it just today. on a rainy Monday morning as I post this blog. Less than two hours ago, we were finishing up our latest Humanity Project in-school session. This time, we were in the elementary schools again to teach our highly praised Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to hundreds of kids at Plantation Elementary in Plantation, Florida. This community is a large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, right between Miami and West Palm Beach. The kids were great! We gave our program to every child in the school: pre-K through grade 5.
The Humanity Project’s Gabriela Pinto talks with Plantation Elementary kids before our programThey enjoyed it, applauded it, clapped with our music and laughed at our jokes. More importantly, we’re sure they will remember our important lessons. And we’ll soon have the pre-post test scores back, results that in the past have proven that the young kids learned from our program
Bob Knotts | April 23, 2012
The Humanity Project loves all our sponsors and community partners. They make our work possible because we don’t charge for our programs. So we’re very pleased to announce that highly respected Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has renewed their sponsorship of the Humanity Project for 2012. We’ve been working on the same team with the good folks at JDCH for a year now. And with each exposure to their efforts, we’re increasingly impressed.