Since we are all focused on summer camps, I just read an article about a man, Steven Kessner, who grew up in the Bronx, New York City, went to Dartmouth College and later became a successful real estate developer.
He remembers not knowing there was another world outside of the concrete confines of the city. Launched in 2010, Steve created Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms to ‘Pay It Forward’ and help bright children from under served communities from New York City break out and meet their potential. Steve says he immediately knew Horizon Farms was the place to plant More >
Page, I have to say that I have been just as busy since we got out of school, to write any blog posts. It has been fun doing Beach Club activities at the lake this summer, and going away on vacation with my parents!
But the recent posts by everyone got me motivated to share a partnership between the Home Depot Foundation and the non-profit Gifts in Kind International.
The article I read about got me thinking about the items that were donated for our Community Garden Project, and how other groups could benefit from this program, if they More >
When Cassandra was 10 years old, she had her sights on changing the world. So she pulled together a group of her friends and started a community service team. Their goal was to aid the community and the environment.
They became very interested in the issues of global warming and how people in their community were struggling to heat their homes during the New England winters.
So after spending time researching Cassandra and her friends decided More >
I just found this Great website at www.Change.org, where people can create a petition for people to sign, mobilize support for a particular cause, or win a change that you want to make.
I was reading through the list of petitions and one of them caught my eye. A group of kids, like us, from Sun Valley School love Crayola Markers but they would like the company to create a Take-Back program for their plastic markers that kids can take part in. And they would specifically like Crayola to recycle their used plastic markers into new Crayola products that More >