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

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.

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!”

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.

Anti-bullying Through The Arts

Bob Knotts | February 8, 2014

The Humanity Project’s nationally acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program is special — we reach out and connect bystander students with bullying victims, helping the uninvolved kids to understand why their involvement is essential. As we always tell the elementary school kids who see our program, “Bullying hurts everyone in this school — and it takes everyone to stop it!” We have a new video we hope you’ll watch, just 60 seconds long. In that single minute, our Gabriela Pinto tells you her thoughts about helping us present Anti-bullying Through The Arts to thousands of children. More than 15,000 young students so far and counting. We hope you’ll check out the video and pass along the link. And also let your local elementary school know about the Humanity Project’s terrific program, please.

Anti-bullying Is Back!

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
Endeavor.

Special Woman At A Special Place

Bob Knotts | September 17, 2013

If you’ve never listened to our free Humanity Project Podcast, now is a good time to start. Because you’ll hear a conversation with a remarkable woman: Lotsy Dotsy, otherwise known as Linda Herbert. She is the longtime clown at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida, where the Humanity Project is headquartered. As you can imagine, our chat with Lotsy is both touching and inspiring. And it comes at a good time. That’s because Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is sponsoring the work of the Humanity Project for the third consecutive year now. And we are very grateful.

A New Friend, A New Partner

Bob Knotts | September 9, 2013

The Humanity Project is very pleased to announce a new friend today. The Fred Gellert Family Foundation has joined our impressive list of sponsors and community partners. This fine foundation, in their own words, “funds innovative programs that encourage a sustainable quality of life for present and future generations.” Of course, innovation is among the qualities for which the Humanity Project is best known. Indeed the words “innovative programs” are written into our mission statement. We believe that the Fred Gellert Family Foundation is a wonderful match for our efforts — and that we can help further the important goals established by the Fred Gellert Family Foundation.

Taking Care Of The Kids

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.

Team Up To Stop Bullying

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.

THP: A Look Back In Pics

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.