5 Ways Volunteering helps Reduce a Teen’s Anxiety

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog!   I remember having my first "bad" thoughts when I was ten years old. Thoughts of worthlessness, crazy sadness, and that things would just be better if I wasn't around. I remember sitting in my bedroom with my door closed and wondering how I got to where I … Continue reading 5 Ways Volunteering helps Reduce a Teen’s Anxiety

12 Inspiring Movies for your child to watch on break

The following is a list of 12 movies and documentaries that are recommended to inspire children and teens.  Some inspire acts of kindness while others inspire you to be yourself - even when faced with challenges and adversity. As with any of my recommendations, I strongly encourage parents to view the films for themselves first. … Continue reading 12 Inspiring Movies for your child to watch on break

3 Classroom Management tips that encourage students to be kind

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! In high school I decided that I wanted to become a teacher.  And after college, I was able to teach my favorite grade - 5th grade!  I loved those years and enjoyed coming in to see the students each day. But with any of the middle grades, there … Continue reading 3 Classroom Management tips that encourage students to be kind

5 Activities to do during Winter Break that encourages kids to do acts of kindness

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.11.1" custom_padding="24.3281px|0px|2px|0px|false|false"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.11.1"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.11.1" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.11.1"]Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! Winter Break is Coming!  And with it comes the threat of the two scariest words to come out of my child's mouth - "I'm BORED!" And it doesn't take long - last year, I heard those words spoken within … Continue reading 5 Activities to do during Winter Break that encourages kids to do acts of kindness

5 Ideas for Acts of Kindness you Need to do while Traveling for the Holiday Season

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.11.1" custom_padding="24.3281px|0px|2px|0px|false|false"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.11.1"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.11.1" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.11.1"]Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! It is the Holiday season and many families are preparing to travel. While traveling can be fun and exciting, it can also be pretty tense. It is amazing to see how Acts of Kindness can make a positive difference during … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Acts of Kindness you Need to do while Traveling for the Holiday Season

7 skills to list on your resume and how you can demonstrate them through your Volunteer Work

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! There is a common problem that I am asked by high school students and college students to help with. They feel stuck and at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for jobs - either while they are in school or after graduation.  Employers want to hire people with … Continue reading 7 skills to list on your resume and how you can demonstrate them through your Volunteer Work

7 Secrets to Making your Volunteer Work stand out on a College Scholarship Application

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! Today, I want to help you help your student stand out on their applications  and in their interviews for college and scholarships. 10 years ago it was easy for a student to get a scholarship or accepted to their top college choice by just mentioning that they did "x" number … Continue reading 7 Secrets to Making your Volunteer Work stand out on a College Scholarship Application

How to Start your own Legacy Project this year

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! On December 24, 2003, I was guilty of being a last minute Christmas shopper. I was in college, on a very strict budget, and could not think of anything to give my two grandmothers that I would be seeing for the holidays. I had to get creative and … Continue reading How to Start your own Legacy Project this year

3 Ways to Increase Participation in your Canned Food Drives

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! One very popular, and much needed, service project that schools and organizations have during the Holidays in a Canned Food Drive.  Anywhere you go you see bins collecting nonperishable items.  Because they are so popular for groups to do, they are often overlooked. In this post, I will … Continue reading 3 Ways to Increase Participation in your Canned Food Drives

Easy Holiday Service Projects for Families

Start a new tradition with your family this year! In this new Ebook from Project Stella Resources we share some Easy Holiday Service Projects for Families that you can plan no matter what ages your children are.  Some just take a few moments while others are a little more involved. Pick the project that works … Continue reading Easy Holiday Service Projects for Families