Disney’s Citizen Kid: November Media Thankfulness

Nov. 4, 2014 Disney's Citizen Kid Kicks off our Media/Marketing Month of ThankfulnessI love the concept of media shining the spotlight on extraordinary kids doing prosocial things, whether it’s … [Read more...]

Using Media to Uplift and Inspire: When to Tune In, Not Out.

Dec. 20, 2011 True confessions, it’s been a heckuva challenging year, and it got me thinking about what different people do to bootstrap themselves out of adversity in its many forms whether it’s … [Read more...]

Tapestries of Hope: See A Movie, Make A Difference

September 26, 2010 If you’re an overloaded procrastinator like me, and you’ve waited until the last minute to snag tickets to Tapestries of Hope for the big one night only 9-28-10 nationwide premiere … [Read more...]

Happy 15th B-day: TEDxTeen & CEO of Lil’ MDGs Dylan Mahalingam!

Aug 2, 2010 As I opened my Facebook to check messages from GWLN's Global Leaders for Justice organizers who I’ll be working with tomorrow and Thursday at SCU mentoring inspiring projects from all over … [Read more...]

Earth Day: 40 Eco Links Worth Recycling to Friends

Apr. 21, 2016 Reprising this resource roundup with ECO-Science games, Tech w/Kids picks for "top nature apps for kids" and this interview with Nicole Lazarro of TiltWorld where kids' play translates … [Read more...]

Spring Break 2010: Service Learning from Teens Turning Green

April 3, 2010 While media reports often churn out attention-getting stereotypes of spring break scenes of rowdy youth antics under the auspices of ‘what sells,’ to feed the money machine, we all too … [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Picture Books: Dream Village Part 2

Mar. 23, 2010 Today I was honored to be the guest speaker at SFSU Professor Betsy Blosser’s Media & Social Change class, and brought a gazillion examples of cool work being done in the digital … [Read more...]

Meaningful Manga: Graphic Novels and Growth

Update: May 21, 2014 Our friends at Reach and Teach have added another clever manga style illustrated book called "A is for Action" which merits an update! I love the seeding of social change in a fun … [Read more...]

Fun Tips for Thanksgiving: Ethics, Priorities & Media Moments

Nov. 24, 2013 Update Springboarding off the seven Forest Ethics tips below, and Sierra Club’s 5 Tips for a Low Carbon Thanksgiving we’ve got some great news to add… KIDS will soon be able to track … [Read more...]

Final 48 Hours! Vote Girl Child Network’s Betty Makoni CNN Hero ’09!

Nov. 17, 2009 Last week, when the Guardian reported, “Tens of thousands of children have been sexually abused in Zimbabwe in a growing epidemic that has shocked human rights activists,” I blinked back … [Read more...]

Social Media ABC’s: An International Opportunity

June 23, 2009 Changeblogger and informal learning pro Jasmin Tragas, (also one of my fellow NextNow Collaboratory global gal pals and co-contributors to the Age of Conversation Gavin Heaton and Drew … [Read more...]

Graduation: From What To What? Media Moments Of Expectation

June 10, 2009 Yesterday my daughter ‘graduated’ from eighth grade, and I found myself marveling at the whole commencement falderal as being a bit surreal... It was lovely, in a 'life event' kind of … [Read more...]

Sell Oodles For Shaping Youth Via Facebook Marketplace

Mar. 3, 2009 Want to help Shaping Youth make a difference in the world without opening your wallet? Now you can ‘regift’ those holiday oopsies, gadget castoffs, kids’ outgrown toys and gear all … [Read more...]

Boogie For the Babes: UCLA Dance Marathon For Pediatric AIDS

Feb. 20, 2009 Derek Lee, one of our UCLA pals, is dedicated to dancing 26 hours straight with thousands of students tomorrow starting at 11am. He’s inching toward his goal with only a tiny bit more … [Read more...]

Hand Up Congo: Send Your Old Cellphones, Honor Gregoire!

Children have a way of connecting with animals more than people sometimes, and it’s not often that I have an opportunity to help out both in one media-based nugget to unite the … [Read more...]