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.

A True Community Partner

| November 24, 2015

We’re grateful to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital … For the past several years, this important health institution has sponsored the Humanity Project’s programs, first our anti-bullying efforts and then also our teen driver safety program. This month, JDCH renewed that sponsorship with a generous, and much-needed, check to us. We thank them, most sincerely.

Humanity Project Turns 10!

| November 1, 2015

On November 3, 2005, the State of Florida incorporated a new nonprofit organization called the Humanity Project. As the Humanity Project’s founder, I paid the state fees out of my own pocket — and paid for just about everything else too for the next few years. As this group turns 10-years-old, I’m proud of what its become. And we hope you’ll help us to celebrate during our two-month, holiday-time 10 year anniversary party, something we’re calling the “10 By 10 Humanity Party.” Meaning, “10 years and 10 dollars” for our cause. That’s all we’re asking you for. Just ten dollars, tax-deductible.

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.

Our Website: A Primer

| 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.

Almost Time For School

| July 30, 2015

The new school year fast approaches us — wow, where did the summer go, huh? But we’re excited about it at the Humanity Project. We’ll soon be telling you about some new programs we’re introducing, new ways for us to help your kids. Remember, that’s our thing: “Helping kids to help kids!” It means we work with kids to develop programs for other kids, then implement those programs … for free

2 + 2 = 1

| November 16, 2014

Now there’s an odd equation for you: 2 + 2 = 1. But in this case, it makes sense. That’s because for the first time in the Humanity Project’s nine-year history, we ran two programs in two different schools at the same time in one day.

Anti-bullying That Sticks Inside Young Minds

| August 12, 2014

We were very pleased to get yet more confirmation recently that our acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program works — and sticks in the minds of kids for a long time! We received a lovely email from a guidance counselor who has twice brought the Humanity Project into her elementary school to do our program. And we wanted to share that email with you here: