Bob Knotts | June 4, 2016
I was struck by a remark from President Barack Obama just the other evening. And I found it very relevant to the work we’re doing here at the Humanity Project. In a town hall meeting, the president asked a question: “How do we make sure kids are treated with kindness?” The Humanity Project is one of the many fine organizations worldwide that work to answer this important question.
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.
Bob Knotts | February 20, 2016
In the previous post, we told you something about our Humanity Club. This time we want to let you know about one of the most exciting things about that new program, which is a live extension of our amazing www.thp4kids.com website – created by teens, for teens. The website helps kids feel more connected to each other by teaching them about diversity, sharing and giving, kindness toward themselves and others, compassion.
Bob Knotts | January 21, 2016
Today we officially welcome Ferial Youakim to the Humanity Project. Our Board of Directors has elected her unanimously to join our work of helping kids to help kids. We feel lucky to have her as part of our growing organization — and honored.
Bob Knotts | January 13, 2016
You can see the Humanity Project’s trademarked slogan on our home page above: “Helping kids to help kids!” When you think of the Humanity Project, remember this phrase. That’s who we are. We help kids to help kids. So let me begin 2016 by explaining a bit more about why that’s true.
Bob Knotts | December 30, 2015
There is so much good reason for hope. There seems so much good reason for despair. As we prepare to begin 2016, I wanted to offer a few thoughts that some may find encouraging. I often find the need to remind myself about all the uplifting things, the encouraging things … yes, the hopeful things happening around us every day.
Bob Knotts | December 23, 2015
Holiday greetings from the Humanity Project Board of Directors
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 | 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 3, 2014
There will be a new look for a new year, all aimed at offering insight and encouragement to socially isolated youth. Our www.thp4kids.com website will unveil a major kid-friendly facelift in a matter of weeks. We think it will attract more students to the site, based on early comments by students themselves. The changes are being designed by talented students at South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida, under their teacher, Madeline Rosario. This is happening only several months after the site launched online.