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Kids helping kids
Kids helping kids
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Kids helping kids
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Kids helping kids

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Kids helping kids teaches empowerment, altruism and complex thinking to children K5-8. Together we can change the world.

Kids helping kids teaches empowerment, altruism and complex thinking to children K5-8. Together we can change the world.

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  • 1. Kids Helping Kids Int. Book Drive Int. Book Drive <ul><li>January 25, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Sermos </li></ul>
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  • 3. Kids Helping Kids <ul><li>Kids Helping Kids is a social education program developed by educator Sandra Sermos, PhD. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to engage children in complex and altruistic problem solving. Kids choose a social cause of importance to them, create a plan of action and execute a grass-root initiative. </li></ul>
  • 4. Case Study <ul><li>Issue: Guatemala has one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the Americas due to a lack of physical books, a book tax and no rural electrification. </li></ul>
  • 5. Actors <ul><li>Students of Wydown Middle School, Clayton M.O. USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Students of Escuela Fina Parraxe, Suchitepequez, Guatemala Central America. A rural farm school made of the daugters and sons of coffee and cacao farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Rain Republic S.A., a socially focused independent chocolate company located in Guatemala, Central America. Acted as an intermediary via logistical support. </li></ul>
  • 6. Action <ul><li>Spanish language book drive. </li></ul><ul><li>Without easy access to electricity physical books are the first easiest solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic offered a matching dollar book drive. </li></ul>
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  • 8. Explanation of Kids Helping Kids
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  • 10. Problem Solved
  • 11. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Kids helping kids empowers kids to change the world around them. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans learned about Guatemalans. </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemalan learned about Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy- the schools have begun communicating via email and the Guatemalan kids are coming up with a plan to help other kids. </li></ul>

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