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We are probably all familiar by now with pictures of far away, tropical beaches covered in trash, like the one below.  We probably assume these beaches get that way because nearby countries are not controlling where their trash gets dumped.  Or we assume that the photographer...

One of the last activities of a KidsMakeItRight project is reaching out to other "difference makers."  We think about people who could be influential in helping us address a problem we noticed during our sessions.  In our Planet Protector Project at Starr Garden, the kids drafted a letter to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, making him aware of the lack of recycling bins in Starr Garden Park and asking for his help in solving that problem (see the letter here).  A couple of weeks later he has responded! Below is his response, including links to what Philadelphia is doing to clean up and how Philadelphians can get involved!  And don't forget about our KidsMakeItRight poster gallery; use them to spread the message around your community! Thanks Mayor Kenney for your response and for caring about keeping our corner of the planet clean!

Generocity recently featured a story about our KidsMakeItRight program. (Retrieved from http://generocity.org/philly) ---- Local edtech startup SmartyPal was created with a framework that focused on six C’s: communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, confidence and content. It’s a model that has certainly proved effective for the National Science Foundation-lauded company, cofounded by Prasanna Krishnan back in...

Our Planet Protectors are taking action to spread awareness around the city in stores like Acme, office buildings, city parks, and schools.  We wanted to quickly share a story about one our Planet Protectors. After a recent class a KidsMakeItRight parent, Cari, told us how her daughter...

Part of the Planet Protector Project is not only teaching children about the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle), but actually finding ways to do them!  We started with the first 2 R's: Reduce & Reuse. This past week at McCall and Starr Garden we found...

SmartyPal launched our new after school program at McCall Elementary School and Starr Garden Rec Center over the past few weeks.  The first of our projects by our Planet Protectors at Starr Garden are hot off the presses! Our first session teaches kids about some of the problems that...