Synopses & Reviews
This guide has something for everyone who wants to make a difference, from simple projects to large-scale commitments.
Kids can choose from a variety of popular topics including animals, safety, health, and the environment.
A special section gives step-by-step instructions for creating flyers, petitions, press releases, and more.
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects features:
* The 10 steps to successful service projects
* 15 thematic chapters covering topics commonly selected for service projects: Animals, Community Development and Beautification, Crime Fighting, The Environment, Friendship, Health, Holidays, Homelessness, Hunger, Literacy, People with Special Needs, Politics and Government, Safety, Senior Citizens, Transportation
* Numerous listings of service organization addresses and Web sites
* Important facts and statistics related to each topic
Notable Children's Trade Books—The Children's Book Council
Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
Endorsed by Youth Service America
“An outstanding choice.” —School Library Journal
“Indispensable for students and their teachers. The quality and breadth of service ideas are remarkable.” —The Children’s Book Council
About the Author
Barbara A. Lewis is a national award—winning author and educator who teaches kids how to think and solve real problems. Her students at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, initiated the cleanup of hazardous waste, improved sidewalks, planted thousands of trees, and fought crime. They instigated and pushed through several state laws and an amendment to a national law, garnering 10 national awards, including two President's Environmental Youth Awards, the Arbor Day Award, the Renew America Award, and Pledge and a Promise Environmental Award. They have also been recognized in the Congressional Record three times.
Barbara has been featured in/on many national newspapers, magazines, and news programs, including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, CBS This Morning, CBS World News, and CNN. She has also written many articles and short stories for national magazines. Her books for Free Spirit Publishing—What Do You Stand For? A Kid's Guide to Building Character, The Kid's Guide to Social Action, Kids with Courage, and The Kid's Guide to Service Projects—have won Parenting's Reading Magic Award and been named "Best of the Best for Children" by the American Library Association, among other honors.