Bob Knotts | May 19, 2013
The Humanity Project was proud to be part of an event this weekend here in South Florida, where our national nonprofit organization is based. We helped to plan and then participated in the big “Above the Influence” march and rally in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Despite some heavy rain at times, more than 2,000 students and adults turned out on May 18 to show their support for smart, healthy decisionmaking by youths. Above the Influence means above bullying, above substance abuse … and more. The march harkened back in some ways to our own Humanity Project “Thousand Youth March for Humanity,” the nation’s first mass children’s march against bullying. That event was held in November 2008, well before the bullying issue became topical across the United States and beyond.
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.
site administrator | April 26, 2013
(Editor’s Note: This blog was written especially for the Humanity Project website.)
My name is Angelo Marchelletta, also known as “A-Lo.” I am a singer and songwriter from Windsor, Ontario. My newest single is called “Alive” and it is an anti-bullying song. I grew up in Windsor, a border city with Detroit, so I grew up in a rough neighborhood. There was always trouble wherever I went. It felt like being the tough guy was the thing to be, and it seemed like they could smell out the weakness in people. I remember waking up every day for school and being terrified to go, because I knew that there was this group of bullies that picked on anyone who was weaker than them. They thrived off of it.
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 | March 8, 2013
The Humanity Project has donated four top-of-the-line HP laptops to South Plantation High School in South Florida as part of our effort to create a new website for socially isolated kids, including many in the LGBT community. Our gift also includes subscriptions to the latest Adobe Creative Cloud professional design software. In addition, some of these talented students visited Zebra Studios recording studio last month to tape voiceovers, a podcast and original music for the website, which will be called thp4kids.com (The Humanity Project 4 Kids).
site administrator | February 28, 2013
(Editor’s Note: This blog was written for the Humanity Project 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.) The United States has seen a deluge of much-needed attention to the issue of bullying in the last decade. Horrific examples of young people harassing and abusing their peers, sometimes to the point that the victims commit suicide, have forced parents and educators to begin thinking about the issue and to initiate or expand bully prevention efforts. What is often missed in these discussions, however, is the problem of adults who bully young people. Adult bullies cause perhaps even more damage, as it is adults that young people are supposed to trust and to look up to.
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. …
Bob Knotts | February 5, 2013
It was a very good start to 2013. Our great friends at State Farm let us know they were awarding the Humanity Project a new grant — this time to expand and market our innovative I Care teen driver safety program. This means that we will be able to create videos and original music as well as to develop our I Care Facebook page. The vital funding also will allow us to involve students more effectively in helping to spread the book among their peers.
Bob Knotts | January 30, 2013
Ok, so right to the point: Would you please “Like” the Humanity Project? Oh, and “Follow” us too? Of course, I’m talking about our organization’s active Facebook and Twitter pages. Here are the links. For the Humanity Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehumanityproject And for our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Humanity1 It’s all very painless, we promise.