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

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.

From Us … To You

| December 31, 2013

A joyful, healthy, productive and constructive 2014 to everyone … from everyone at the Humanity Project!

100 Podcasts & Counting

| 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.

An Education Towards Authenticity

| June 15, 2013

As a society we have agreed on general beliefs about what is right and what is wrong. What it means to be successful and what it means to not make the grade. But it is a limited perspective on life. We are all individuals, not molds. As a result, often times we carry on an internal struggle. We impose an image on ourselves of what we think we should be or what others expect us to be rather than what we really are. Instead of befriending and trusting the individual we truly are inside, we sometimes try to deny it or even annihilate it. For instance, if your heart tells you to pursue a career in acting or painting instead of a 9 to 5 office job, what is really keeping you from doing it? The only thing that moves us to be something we are not is fear. Fear of criticism, fear of lack of approval, fear of failure. It is here where you should ask yourself: Should I trust a made-up version of myself or the real version? Which one would better guide me through life? Which one can I rely on?