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Junk Orchestra Plays for Mayors

By Julia Taylor / November 26, 2008

Manu Vasudevan describes the “Junk Rock project” she created in the Landmark self-expression and leadership programme as like “my dream come true”. In the last week of October, disabled children and their families created an orchestra of instruments out of discarded materials. Then 30 of these children and their families performed on October 31 on […]

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Kids Accessing Creativity Today

By Julia Taylor / November 25, 2008

Leadership and Self Development received this report from this spring about the project of Arlene Stein taking place in Florida. The following is her first-hand account. My project is about children being able to use their creativity to make their learning fun. I have targeted the teachers of elementary children who have difficulty in school […]

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Ryan Mueller’s Extra Mile Adventure

By Dave Jacoby / November 20, 2008

Ryan Mueller’s project in the SELP is literally an adventure: He is embarking on a “grassroots project that is committed to giving back to others through community projects and cultivating cultural exchanges through artistic expression,” according to Mueller’s Extra Mile Adventure website. On December 1, a team of 18 people will board a biodiesel bus […]

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Caudles Causes Bra Education, Support

By Tom / November 19, 2008

Risa Caudles held a unique event on November 14 for female students at the Proviso high school in Chicago where she teaches. The event provides the young women bra fittings, a free bra, and information on how to do self breast exams. Caudles is receiving support from the v103 Radio station, that is sending someone […]

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Simon-Jones Fuels Youth Change Campaign

By Toby Dawson / November 18, 2008

As a project in the Landmark Education SELP Program, Hamilton Simons-Jones took on having a fundraiser dinner for the Gulfsouth Youth Action Fund be an extraordinary event. Based in New Orleans, the GYAF is a youth-led philanthropy initiative developed to empower them to make strategic investments in their peers and their community. Hamilton’s work culminated […]

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Venkat Seeks to Quiet Bangalore

By Julia Taylor / November 14, 2008

Bala Venkat of the metropolis of Bangalore, India, has come up with a novel idea to reduce the noise pollution of the city. His project in the Landmark Education SELP programme is to create a campaign against this by raising awareness, educating drivers about indiscriminate honking, and working with police and other officials. He has […]