Category Archives: Service Learning & Volunteerism

Gratitude Is Good for the Heart: Teaching Kids the Value of Giving Thanks

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh) Today I read a letter … Continue reading

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Enter to win character education books for kids!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Sunshine Klus! This month we’re giving away two books full of true stories that will inspire kids and teens to do and be their best. Our lucky winner will receive Real … Continue reading

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5 Ideas for Summer Service Projects

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects Have you ever watched TV or spent a few moments on social media, noticed a problem that a student or someone else in your neighborhood had, and gotten … Continue reading

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What to Do About Flint

By Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., author of Make a Splash! and Going Blue I have received several inquiries: How can we engage students—elementary through university—in meaningful service learning related to the lead poisoning of water in Flint, Michigan? Let’s do this! … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.

The staff at Free Spirit is privileged to work with many amazing authors. We will be sharing more author spotlights with you, and hope you enjoy learning about these writers who are dedicated to helping kids succeed. The following spotlight … Continue reading

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