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

Of Kindness And Kids

| 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.

Too Much “Me”

| 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.

Our Kids Tackle The Big Issue

| 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 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.

Welcoming Our New Board VP

| 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.

Kids Helping Kids

| 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.

Hope For 2016

| 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.

Happy Holidays!

| December 23, 2015

Holiday greetings from the Humanity Project Board of Directors

Teach Your Children Well

| 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.

Why You Should Share Baseball With Your Kids

| 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.

Socially Isolated Youth Get Cool Website

| 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 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.