I support the work of this organization and the dedication of the board of directors and the volunteers. This is a worthwhile organization to donate to and to support.
I have volunteered with this organization and can vouch for the work that they do for the children and families in our community. The publications and learning activities in the books should be used by the schools to enhance the growth of youth in our neighborhoods.
As a volunteer assisting with many types of projects to support their work throughout the year I am fortunate enough to be familiar with the dedication it takes to move a Learning Activity book from concept into the hands of thousands and thousands of grade school kids.
I watch as they multitask seeking funding, writing grant requests, coordinating the writers, artists, historian and editors and printers to actually create the book, and curriculum directors and teachers who write the Teacher Curriculum guide and make sure the writers keep the copy appropriate for grade school reading levels. All that along with what it takes to run a non profit on the inside.
All the work seems worth it when I see a kid who gets one of the books for the first time open it and get excited! I listened in on a focus group of kids talking about 3 of the titles and saw how much the books really mean to the kids, how the read the real messages about people who are inspiring, achieve success often in the face of hardship, and make a difference n our world.
Seeing those kids appreciate the book makes all my volunteer hours totally worth the time and effort.
Keep on doing what you're doing! So many kids, and their teachers and parents, need what you offer.
I am always amazed at how this organization publishes new Learning Activity Books each year-- and always with a topic so relevant to grade school kids! Locally the Water Water Everywhere book (100th anniversary of the "Great Flood" brought poignant images and the story in language suitable for grade schoolers. As always they tied it into themes of success-- of sticking to it-- this time with pride in your community.
And they keep sending tens of thousands of these to schools with companion teacher's curriculum guides year after year. I always look forward to the new titles!
Teachers, parents and, most importantly, children have shared feedback for years that they love these books. Readers are particularly fond of the subject matter, which covers historic figures, events and topics in a fun way that are not addressed with such detail in schools. The organization keeps publishing books that are as entertaining as they are educational.
Children's Historical Publishing actually does what so many non-profits want to do...make a meaningful impact in people's lives. They make a tremendously positive impact upon the lives of children with their learning-activity books. Most importantly, they've placed more than 370,000 books into kids' hands through schools, parents, family members and friends, which speaks to how effective they are as an organization. CHPS truly is a great non-profit!
I know many of the people involved in this charity and they ware wonderful people!!
I have worked in the non profit world for decades, and was executive director of a major community center. We relied heavily on volunteers and collaboration with other non profits.
The education materials by Children's Historical Publishing for primary grade school children were a wonderful addition to our day care and after school care centers.
Their generous contributions were gratefully received.
I would like to nominate HBA for being an excellent tool in changing the mind-set of our children! This form of education has an impact upon the young minds of today's world!
I've had the opportunity to work with HBA and I think the books are very informative and serve as a positive in teaching history to our children. HBA books could serve as a supplement in our educational system.
Home Based Arts is a company with a vision to preserve the history of Ohio through coloring books ! The books are an educational tool that tell stories the texts books won't. They are also educating adults! I love the concept and will continue to support the works of the authors, illustrators, and leaders behind HBA.
I have worked with Home Based Arts for at least five years, and have done so because they fill such an important and unique niche in the education of our children, particularly our under-served children. I think the educational products of Home Based Arts does make a change in the lives of these students, and our community is better for it.
Home Based Arts is one of the most unique and creative concepts I have seen yet. This region of the nation has always been known as the "Cradle of Creativity" and Home Based Arts certainly does a superb job of compiling both historic and cultural aspects of those topics with their ingenious activity books so our youth learn this type of subject matter . Books such as Dayton Inventors, People Places & Things, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles F. Kettering certainly make learning fun! The scope of their organization is both national as well as international and certainly puts our region on the map by telling our story so well. I would encourage you to contact them about the possibility of compiling your historical story this way.
I used the Rule of Law for my youth summer Camp. They were very happy about it it made so simle for them to understand Moral Law and legislative law. They were able to undersatnd that law was made to protect and not to entrap us.
From the art work in the book it became so vivid for the visual learners to comprehend what the book was talking about. I am bent on using their historical books to help the youth undersatnd the history of their country and Dayton. They recently published a book about Hall of Fame and I hope it will be good.
Having moved back to the Dayton area only five years ago, after having lived other places for the past 30+ years, I was struck by the humble and persistent efforts to reach an underserved population in the midst of such an unrelentingly perilous economic situation. Through it's children's workbook series Home Based Arts not only tries to keep hold of a large at-risk sector of the local community, it offers a novel way of providing a voice and history with which many can then identify and in which all may find a modicum of pride. This sense of 'self', as well as its attendant feeling of accomplishment, is critical for the flourishing of the individual and the success of the community.
Home Based Arts has been part of the Miami Valley area education community and community at large-- giving over 350,000 Learning Activity Books to kids. The books, all written to state proficiency standards are interesting and fun for the kids-- what's more is they also teach throug the stories about perseverance, hard work and ovecoming challenges.
As a volunteer I am always treated with respect by an organization that values my contributions and welcomes my input. They run on a snug budget, always finding ways to funnel funds to more kids. Their web site, www.childrenshistoricalpublishing.org gives the full background and is the place teachers and parents get the FREE curriculum/teacher guides for the books.
I alwasy personally seeing the delight on the face of the little kids who get a book-- a "real" book all their own. They love the books on inventors, aearospace, law, arts, and so many other titles that interest the kids. And I also love that while the kids love having their own book and reading the stories and even doing the acitvities at the end of the books, knowing that they are learning history, science and social studies.
Whether I am assisting setting up a display table at a community fair or festival, packing books to take to schools or interacting with others in the organization I get such a satisfied feeling knowing we reach kids who, without Home Based Arts/Childrens Historical Publishing, would just never have these opportunites to learn and grow and feel pride.