Archive for September, 2010
You know, sometimes we run into an amazing statistic and it really makes us think. Learning that 40,000 to 100,000 pets die each year from fire-related deaths inspired then 10-year-old Monica to start her fund-raising organization, Petmask.com. And I’m certainly glad she did. I must admit I never would have thought about the additional risk to pets in case of a fire. Unfortunately, oxygen masks designed for humans don’t fit well over an animal’s face. And when animals have been through such a scary experience they are sometimes more difficult to tend to and help. Petmask.com is dedicated More >
This is very cool!
A 22 year old by the name of Jamail Larkins is a licensed pilot who is launching a speaking tour of a 100 urban schools to inspire kids in neighborhoods where kids could really use some inspiration!
He learned how to fly at 12 years old and then he soloed in Canada at 14.
Last year he was named “ambassador” for the Federal Aviation Administration. Jamail realizes he is living the American dream for a lot of kids and he wants to share it. He decided that he didn’t want to wait until he More >
Santa Barbara Kids Magazine is the only local youth-led publication of its kind. It has just published its second issue, with 10,000 copies and can be found in newstands, retailers and family attractions throughout Santa Barbara.
This publication is run by Katy Villanueve, Publisher (17), Skyler Mathews, Director of Sales (15), Sumner Mathews, Photographer (13) and Logan Carmody, Director of Technology (15). SBK targets kids 15 years old and younger and features stories, puzzles, jokes and games written by local kids.
It makes its money through advertising and then donates 100% of all profits to three local charities — Direct Relief International, Heal the More >
Using youth art to promote public awareness? An art contest to inspire food health education? Well, it is true. Many groups and agencies are turning to young artists to help illustrate big themes that need to be brought to people’s attention.
The city of Vineland in New Jersey, has come up with an interesting “community education tool.” They are inviting young artists to enter a contest in which they will create a poster around the themes of handling food safely (like washing your hands before), food allergies and food-related illness. And in hopes to create awareness, the winning art will More >