Dream of the Good - This methodology for health and peace through simple mindfulness and meditation exercises allows students and teachers to achieve balance in their daily lives.
Change Your Kids' Attitude With Gratitude - The Greater Good Science Center’s Christine Carter discusses the connection between gratitude and happiness in children.
Thanksgiving Expressions - This October 2011 competition sponsored by Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, TX gives students grades K-12 an opportunity to express their gratitude for why they are here.
B (For My Daughter) - Sarah Kay offers a spoken poem about heartbreak and the strength that a caretaker can give to a young person to live fully nonetheless. (video; 3:45)
Children Full of Life - In this profoundly moving video, the children in Toshiro Kanamori's fourth-grade classroom in Tokyo learn and practice empathy.
PYE Global -
Teenagers are a largely untapped source of hope and innovation for our communities and our future. This network connects people and programs doing leading edge arts-based work with youth.
What Adults Can Learn from Kids - Adora Svitak, at age 12, gives a TED lecture on embracing
creative ideas that would otherwise be considered impractical by most adults and on abolishing the age-discriminatory use of "childish" as a derogatory term.
FLiP (Family, Leadership & Innovation Platform) - Discover how the application of five familiar and intuitive leadership principles can promote authentic success and well being for every member of the family.
CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)
evidence-based, coordinated school health program
teaches children that eating healthfully and being physically active every day can be fun, promoting behavior changes and an appreciation for well-being that can last a lifetime.
Things to Learn - Christian Borstlap's playfully restrained illustrations draw us back to some perennial truths suited to all ages.
One Can Make a Difference - This inspirational video conveys the message that if you help a child, you help the world…quite likely in a big way.
Mindfulness Practice for Youth - Two helpful resources are MAYA - Mindful Awareness for Young Adults with retreats in California and Virginia, and
The Lineage Project in New York City.
Against the Odds (video) - The story of a young, unassuming principle who used his unique background and skills to turn around Junior High 22 in the South Bronx, formerly known for drug dealing and violence.
Let Them Be Little - Billy Dean's music video serves as a tender reminder to give love day by day: "Turn around and it's time to let them go."
Severn Suzuki at UN Earth Summit (video) - Representing the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO) at the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, 12-year-old Suzuki speaks powerfully on behalf of her generation, reminding policy-makers about the effects of their decisions.
The Baby NETwork - Learn how you can join a grassroots effort to
help save the lives of babies in Africa by spreading the word about malaria and getting involved in sending more bed nets to them.
The Moontown Café supports and nurtures poets of all ages with contests, blogs and forums. It provides special places for teens and children to express themselves through poetry and writing.
Practicing Spirituality with Children -
This 40-day e-course, available on demand, offers each day a passage from a book about children's spirituality, spiritual parenting, or a children's book with a spiritual message.
UNESCO Art Miles Mural Project - Mural paintings created by children as a means to promote peace and understanding among children and cultures from all over the world.
Clowns Without Borders -
Through volunteer help, Clowns Without Borders offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency.
Comfort Zone Camp - A physical place where grieving children can find a voice, a place and a community in which to heal and grow. For an online place to learn and share about grief, visit their associated site Hello Grief.