We are all exactly who we are meant to be. This affirming book shows us the beauty in each of us, even if someone seems different. Children, parents, friends, and families need not be afraid of the unknown or different, such as neuro or physical disabilities, because our differences bring light to the world
Through rhyming and delicious descriptions, this book celebrates the beauty of different skin colors. This book encourages self-love and a healthy appreciation for our uniqueness and the power of diversity. Reading this story together provides an opportunity to talk about each person's unique beauty and gifts.
Group agreements are a list of statements formed by the group that expresses what the group needs in order to feel safe, supported, and productive together. They help us do our work because we feel our voice matters to others and we want to hear from others. They are more effective than rules...
These Service Sparks guides provide directions for generous actions that encourage youth voice and promote the common good. Each project includes step-by-step instructions.
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Respond to a traumatic event or loss by sending words of encouragement and empathy to victims or survivors to let them know you care and they are not alone.
Open the door to a local nonprofit that connects people over 60 to people and services to live a healthy, independent life. The Commission on Aging is a resource that promotes intergenerational relationships and support for people who need meals brought to their homes or opportunities for fun and gathering. Learn about this organization and how you can help.
People with anxiety, mental illness, or physical or neurological disabilities can spend time with animals giving and receiving love and care. Sometimes therapy dogs are simply present for petting. Riding a horse can help people build muscle and balance. Learn about this organization and how you can help.
Eating well, being active, and meeting people are all part of having a healthy lifestyle and a healthy community. When diverse people come together to have active fun, they build relationships and good habits for a lifetime. Nonprofits that encourage this positive movement care about making the community stronger through biking, running, playing games, or hiking trails. What organizations in your community bring people together around outdoor activities?
Open the door to the local beekeeping association or apiary and find out how beekeepers are saving pollinators and addressing the need of environmental sustainability. A beekeeper takes care of bees and helps individuals and communities set up sustainable beehives. They educate people on the importance of bees and involve youth in learning about habitats, financial sustainability, and the importance of being part of a supportive community. Learn about this organization and how you can help.
Open the door to the center for the blind and visually impaired and find out how advocates for people who are blind make your community a better place. People who are blind or visually impaired are just like sighted people. The best thing we can do is seek to understand how to communicate and be respectful of their abilities and interests. Learn about this organization and how you can help.