Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! I had an amazing opportunity this year of going through nominations and working with a selection committee to spotlight young people who share their inspiring stories in the book, 52 Kids who R.O.C.K. Every Day: Inspiring stories of young people who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness. We asked... Continue Reading →
Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog! Encouraging kids to be kind to one another takes some thought. You can only repeat "be nice" a couple of times before kids tune it out. But, you can have reminders present in other ways that keep the message in front of them. In this post, I... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
I just finished my first session at the ServiceUnites 2018 Conference. The two presenters are from faith-based organizations and work with youth on a daily basis - not just with one-time service projects and mission trips but in developing ways for service to be a part of life.