Bob Knotts | April 9, 2016
A more personal blog from me today as founder of the Humanity Project – but on a topic that very much involves our organization’s mission. For some long while now, I’ve been noticing something new in our society. I can sum it up in one word: “Me.” Our culture always has nurtured a me-first environment, of course. Children are encouraged to compete against others and win rather than to compete against themselves and improve.
site administrator | December 5, 2015
We’ll begin this blog with a link you’ll need: Click here to shop for Humanity Project Holiday gifts. Yes, for the first time in our 10 year history, the Humanity Project is holding an online auction with great gifts at great prices … for a cause. Just look over our many items and place your bids. All the proceeds from the auction will go to help our kids. It’s true. Every penny you spend on these exciting items goes straight to the Humanity Project, where 100% of our money is used for our programs.
Bob Knotts | September 15, 2015
Arrogance has been much in the news lately. Especially arrogance by political candidates, along with the usual boasting by some pop stars and athletes. Our culture seems permeated with it. And that got me thinking about the impact that arrogance by public figures has on our kids.
Bob Knotts | August 25, 2015
Just in case there’s any confusion about this website … because, well, I can understand how it could happen. So let me put together a short primer for you. You might come to our website and read our trademarked slogan: “Helping kids to help kids!” And our mission statement: “To create innovative arts-based programs that help youth solve pressing social problems through collaborative efforts that emphasize the value of each individual.” And then, perhaps, you may read a few blogs, maybe listen to a podcast or sift through some of our fables — and you could be forgiven for wondering, “I thought this was for kids!” It is … and let me explain.
Bob Knotts | July 18, 2015
Maybe it’s time to rediscover baseball … with your kids. Perhaps they’re your own kids, or young relatives or the kids of friends or neighbors. They could be kids you work with somehow, possibly through a nonprofit such as the Humanity Project. They might even be your grandkids. But I’m going to make the case in this blog that baseball is well worth your time. And theirs.
Bob Knotts | January 10, 2015
There’s a line from a wonderful song by the Beatles that goes, “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time.” As 2015 begins, that’s our message from the Humanity Project to you. Despite the headlines, despite all the tragedy and illness and death that seem to surround us, things in the world actually are getting better. Want proof? Consider some statistics.
Bob Knotts | December 31, 2013
A joyful, healthy, productive and constructive 2014 to everyone … from everyone at the Humanity Project!
Bob Knotts | November 20, 2013
It’s true! Our latest podcast is Number 100 for the Humanity Project Podcast. We began doing these in March 2006, when we still had to explain to most people what a podcast was. We don’t have to do that now, of course. For our 100th edition, I chatted with our producer/engineer, Matt Corey, who owns Zebra Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
site administrator | November 12, 2013
(Editor’s Note: This guest blog was written for the Humanity Project by Tina Cornely, founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Bridging Humanity. You can read more about Ms. Cornely in her bio at the end of this blog.)
Bob Knotts | October 14, 2013
Ok, good question. We still hear it a lot: “What is the Humanity Project?” Basically, our mission involves putting a profound idea to practical use. We try to turn a deep insight about human beings into programs that work in the real everyday world. So what is that deep insight, that profound idea? It is this: Every single human being thrives or withers based on a constantly evolving self-image. If that sounds vague, it isn’t. Here’s what I mean.