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 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

10 Gifts for the Kid that Wants to Change the World

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog!  Growing up I always hated the question, "what do you want for Christmas?" or "what are you asking for your birthday?". I felt there was an expectation that I provide some list of items that seemed like "acceptable" gifts. Really, what I wanted was the opportunity to … Continue reading 10 Gifts for the Kid that Wants to Change the World

Inspiring quotes to encourage volunteers to serve

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog!  We all need a little inspiration. Planning meaningful service projects is tough!  You put so much time and energy to making everything "just right" and there is stress and frustration that comes with it. I know how it is! We need those words of encouragement to keep … Continue reading Inspiring quotes to encourage volunteers to serve

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

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