Monday, August 17, 2009

What do Public Service and Jackie Kennedy Onassis have in common?

In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard founded the Jefferson Awards for Public Service with the idea of creating a Nobel Prize for public service. The Jefferson Awards are given annually to volunteers in the United States who provide extraordinary public service. Here's a link (currently in beta) that showcases some of the Jefferson Awards recipients and their stories - Also to find out how you can help, go to

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Educating For The Future - Insightful and Funny

Sir Ken Robinson is a creativity expert. In this entertaining, insightful TED Talk, he challenges the way we're educating our children, and champions a radical rethinking of our school systems to better cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. His latest book, The Element, (published January 2009) looks at how we find our creative passion. He's well worth your time.