Bob Knotts | November 30, 2012
Just a brief blog today to let you know that the Humanity Project is still on the job, even though we’re well into the holidays. One of our key programs, of course, is the acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts. We continue presenting these valuable lessons to elementary school kids at a record pace this semester. We began only four days after the start of school in August and we’ll wrap things up for 2012 on December 12th, only seven school days before the end of the semester.
Bob Knotts | October 27, 2012
The Humanity Project applauds the brave efforts of Malala Yousafzai to improve the lives of women. And we also feel inspired to re-double our own work to combat bullying and intimidation and violence in any form. Now we have a new and important partner in this endeavor. The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the Humanity Project’s newest sponsor — and we are honored by their support.
site administrator | October 19, 2012
(Editor’s Note: Kayla Doyle is a junior at South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida and president of her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. She wrote this blog especially for the Humanity Project. We have posted it to coincide with Spirit Day, when Americans wear purple to show their opposition to bullying and support for LGBT youth.) Many of you may have heard of a girl named Amanda Todd. She was a high school student in Canada who was bullied to death. Literally. I came to know the story of Amanda through a Facebook page made in her memory.
Bob Knotts | August 31, 2012
Just a brief blog today to let our friends know that the Humanity Project is off to a flying start in this new 2012-2013 school year. In only the first week of classes, we presented our highly respected Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to nearly 1,000 kids. Well, 990 to be exact. The photo you see was snapped during our visit to Park Trails Elementary School in Parkland, Florida. Nice group of kids, teachers and administrators … We enjoyed our presentations there. Now we’re lining up more schools for this busy fall semester here in South Florida, where we’re based. But we also will be exporting our program to the Chicago school system in a few months.
Bob Knotts | August 4, 2012
On August 1, a new national anti-bullying website went online — with the Humanity Project as a core member. The respected Sears retail chain has organized a new Internet destination for families who deal with bullying issues. You’ll find the site at this link: Sears.com/teamup. The campaign is called “Team Up to Stop Bullying.” The home page offers links to uplifting stories about anti-bullying campaigns, statistics about bullying — even a help line to call for assistance. (That number is 1-855-201-2121. Or you can text 20121 with the keyword “121help.”) A bit lower on the page, you’ll find a link to the Humanity Project and other anti-bullying organizations at the “Team Up Member Directory”: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12607_DAP_anti-bullying-member-directory?adCell=W3 . The Humanity Project was among the nonprofits groups contacted originally by Sears when they began to plan this new website and we’re among 50 or so groups around the country now listed by Sears.
site administrator | July 5, 2012
(Editor’s Note: The following piece was written by Dr. Laura Finley, who sits on the Humanity Project Board of Directors. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University. Dr. Finley wrote this article for the Humanity Project.)
Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. What do these three notorious men have in common? Obviously, all three were horrific serial killers. Also important, however, is that all three were bullied in school.
Bob Knotts | June 21, 2012
Hard to believe it’s already summer vacation for the schools. But we all know how quickly these summers come and go. So we’re hoping you’ll talk to your school now — and suggest they bring the Humanity Project anti-bullying program to their kids in the fall. Remember, it’s a totally free program for elementary school students. Our sponsors and partners and members subsidize the cost.
Bob Knotts | June 9, 2012
For many decades, Sears has been a brand that people all over America know and trust. So the Humanity Project was pleased when the Sears home office contacted us recently to ask that we join their new national anti-bullying initiative called, “Team Up To Stop Bullying.” As the folks at Sears wrote to us, “I’m contacting you on behalf of Sears because your organization has been identified as a key leader in the anti-bullying movement.” We believe that the Humanity Project indeed is a leader, both here in South Florida and nationally.
Bob Knotts | April 30, 2012
We were back at it just today. on a rainy Monday morning as I post this blog. Less than two hours ago, we were finishing up our latest Humanity Project in-school session. This time, we were in the elementary schools again to teach our highly praised Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to hundreds of kids at Plantation Elementary in Plantation, Florida. This community is a large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, right between Miami and West Palm Beach. The kids were great! We gave our program to every child in the school: pre-K through grade 5.
The Humanity Project’s Gabriela Pinto talks with Plantation Elementary kids before our programThey enjoyed it, applauded it, clapped with our music and laughed at our jokes. More importantly, we’re sure they will remember our important lessons. And we’ll soon have the pre-post test scores back, results that in the past have proven that the young kids learned from our program
Bob Knotts | April 23, 2012
The Humanity Project loves all our sponsors and community partners. They make our work possible because we don’t charge for our programs. So we’re very pleased to announce that highly respected Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has renewed their sponsorship of the Humanity Project for 2012. We’ve been working on the same team with the good folks at JDCH for a year now. And with each exposure to their efforts, we’re increasingly impressed.