Planning a Global Youth Service Day project: Steps for youth doing Project Comfort Kits

Hello! Welcome to the Project Stella Resources Blog! Global Youth Service Day is coming up. We celebrate it every April and it kicks off an important initiative to empower youth to serve and make a different in their community. In this series on Project Stella Resources, I will provide example of projects that kids can … Continue reading Planning a Global Youth Service Day project: Steps for youth doing Project Comfort Kits

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5 Awesome Ways your school can R.O.C.K. with students who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness

Hello! Welcome to the Project Stella Resources Blog! When I decided to create the Schools that R.O.C.K. program I had one mission in mind. That through the program we could transform classrooms, schools, and the community with students who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness. This means that students would have no tolerance for bullying. Students would be able … Continue reading 5 Awesome Ways your school can R.O.C.K. with students who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness

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 Ways to Get Involved with your School’s Parent Organization

School is starting!  There is a lot to do at the beginning of the school year and every school needs their parents' support and involvement.  But many parents are not sure what exactly they can do to help - especially if they work full-time and don't have a lot of extra time to give. With … Continue reading 10 Ways to Get Involved with your School’s Parent Organization

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

5 Activities for a Ready Player One Event

Ready Player One, a book written by Ernest Cline, was adapted for a movie and shown on screens in 2018. Listed in Goodreads.com Best Science Fiction Novel of the 21st Century, it is become a popular Dystopian novel for both Young Adults and Adults - especially anyone that claims to be a "Child of the … Continue reading 5 Activities for a Ready Player One Event

Guide to Planning Service Projects

The purpose of this workbook is to guide students in creating a service program that will meet a community need and provide meaningful opportunities to a volunteer team. By breaking the process down into very simple steps, students can take practical steps to make their vision a reality. The questions in this workbook help prepare … Continue reading Guide to Planning Service Projects

PhilanthroParties Book Review

I recently found a copy of the book PhilanthroParties: A Party-Planning Guide for Kids who Want to Give Back at our local library.  I was excited to see this book as I was talking with another mom about our daughters getting to an age where they no longer desire gifts at Birthday parties but want to do something a little different.  This book is all about parties with a purpose.