A big Thank you to Gabe O’Neill and the good people at Magpi and Carleton University for scrambling to arrange a broadcast location for Wes while he’s in Ottawa this week.
Thursday, April 24th beginning at 1pm, Kids Are Heroes is hosting a Virtual Kids Are Heroes Day.
The event features 9 Kids from the Kids Are heroes website and will be broadcast from locations all across the U.S. and Canada.
The description from Magpi’s site:
Kids Are Heroes is an organization founded by a then 9-year-old girl named Mary Margaret. The Kids Are Heros website empowers children to give back to their communities by showcasing those who are changing the world. The organization’s goal is to have volunteerism become an everyday activity in the lives of children. It’s not just about doing good; we have discovered that this activity builds self esteem and shapes these youngsters into the leaders of tomorrow.
This program will feature several heroes from the Kids Are Heroes website who will each tell participants about their unique projects and the work they are doing in their community. Participants will also hear from Mary Margaret, the founder of Kids Are Heros, and the president of the organization today, Gabe O’Neill.
Introduction and Overview by Mary Margaret and Gabe O’Neill
Presentations by Heroes
Calista and Austin Pierce (Erie, Pennsylvani)
Gail Poulin (Southampton, Massachusetts)
Wes Prankard (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)
Adele Taylor (Gloucester County, New Jersey)
JT Robertson (Cuba, New York)
Neha Gupta (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Dylan Mahalingam (Rockingham, New Hampshire)
Required: Have the students see the website and spend a good deal of time reading the stories of the heroes out loud in class. This might be done by having student volunteers select a hero, read their story and then say why they picked that particular hero.
Suggested: We also suggest that the student have a parent sit down with them at home and look over the stories. This might just spark a real activity that can be carried out with the support of the parent.
More information on the event (and the link to watch it live )can be found here http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Kids-Are-Heroes