Benefits of Volunteer Experience: An Interview with Mike Murphy

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog! I've spent many years working with community members, parents, and volunteer managers that want to plan meaningful service opportunities for young volunteers. The benefits of volunteer experience and having these projects available for youth is vast. One huge benefit from volunteering is that youth learn important lessons … Continue reading Benefits of Volunteer Experience: An Interview with Mike Murphy

4 Ways to Fund Your Service Project for Youth Volunteers

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog!  I've spent many years working with community members, parents, and volunteer managers that want to plan meaningful service projects for youth volunteers. The benefits of having these projects available for youth is vast. But, most service projects for youth volunteers require something. Supplies, food, water, gas money, … Continue reading 4 Ways to Fund Your Service Project for Youth Volunteers

3 Tips to get High School Students to attend your events

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! I often get asked about how I publicize the events and programs I plan to engage youth. While there are several strategies involved, the #1 thing I try to do is "Sell the Experience." It took me a lot of trial and error to figure out how to … Continue reading 3 Tips to get High School Students to attend your events

10 Service Projects for Kids for 9/11 National Day of Service

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is an opportunity for youth to get involved in meaningful service opportunities. Schools, churches, and community organizations work to plan events as a way to create awareness about the history of what our country went through on September 11, 2001. Planning a service project that is engaging and … Continue reading 10 Service Projects for Kids for 9/11 National Day of Service

Host your own Create A Creature Event at School

I came home from work today and was bombarded by the news of the Build A Bear Pay Your Age event.  While the promotion sounds wonderful in theory and obviously got a lot of people's attention - the overwhelming response caused a lot of safety concerns and the lines were shut down. One thing the … Continue reading Host your own Create A Creature Event at School