Monday, May 16, 2011

In the Business of Betterment

Shantanu Prakash saw the value of breathing life into lessons.
First it was bringing computers to the classroom and IT skills to the students. Then with multimedia learning materials he brought math and science to life. Soon his company was going from simply educational to fundamentally transformative.
Take a glimpse at how Mr. Prakash is changing education for the better - through business.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Reason to Run

Anton Frazile has been gearing up for his first marathon. He also wants to ride a motorcycle, and can't wait to drive a car. Not unusual for a 15-year-old.
He's going at it all as if he doesn't even know he has cerebral palsy.
Tony Espaillat ran his first marathon a few years ago and swore he'd never do it again. But the kids at the camp where he is a counselor have helped change that. Most recently, Anton gave Tony reason to overcome an appendectomy and a knee injury to run yet again.
These guys make a great team.

** Thanks to Kathy Aji for shining today's spotlight on Anton and Tony.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Giving...and giving...and giving.

In December 2009 Reed Sandridge decided to start giving $10 to someone every day, for a full year. This after losing his job. 'The concept is simple,' he says. 'Do something kind for someone.'
Yes, very simple. Not  necessarily easy.
After a year of handing out Hamiltons, getting to know the hundreds of people he came in contact with and amassing a treasure trove of experiences, Reed continued his altruistic ways as a 'Kindness Investor' and a weekly volunteer, elements of a lifestyle he shares with us on his Year of Giving blog.

**Thank you Tina Allen Kolessar for introducing Reed to us here.