Inspiring our Future Through Acts of Kindness

School started up again this past week. As a teacher, I always wonder what my students will be like: Will they like my class? Are there going to be kids that need more help than others? And, possibly the most important question I can ask for my students: what kind of baggage do these kids come with that could hinder their …

Encouraging Your Kids to be Volunteers

Caring for one another is innate. Scientific experiments have shown that babies and toddlers as young as 15 months will recognize others’ need for assistance, and will lend assistance without prompting. Still, as we grow older, we might find ourselves losing some steam when it comes to helping others. A 2013 study by the Charities Aid Foundation found that only …

Meet Our New Speaker: Gary Xavier

When we started martial arts, we were tiny. Our foreheads would heads would barely reach our instructors belt knot. But as all of us little ninja’s scurried the dojo running with our kicks, punches, screams, and tripping over our oversized belts, we were corralled in by our martial arts instructor, Tom Callos. We we were trained that at any moment …