Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

In their article, “Defining and Assessing Entrepreneurial Mindset”,”Dr. Gary Litchstein, PhD. and Dr. Sarah Zapp, PhD. identified the five most commonly mentioned attributes of an entrepreneur. These attributes are: *risk taking, *innovation, *sales/marketing, *perseverance, and *independence/limited structure. How can we nurture middle and high school students to develop these five attributes and inspire them to…

Initiating KTECH

“SYNCHRONICITY: the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In less than six weeks, I will be leaving for Cambodia on a mission trip with a team from Trinity Church Miami. ¬†This year, I am going to stay behind for an additional week with a small team to…

Embracing New Ideas

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt This week, our Cambodia 2016 Mission Team had the pleasure of hosting Pastor Koy Chhim, founder of Cambodian Care Ministries, for three days in Miami, Florida. We had time to discuss our plans to establish a Goat Bank on the…

Somewhat Impossible

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ~ Bob Goff The Children of Inmates (COI) program just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It’s surreal to think about everything that has transpired over the last ten years.…

The Kid Power Handwashing Project

“Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.” ~ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention I have been enjoying myself making Kid Power Organics soap! In the process, I have been imagining ways in which the soap could have a positive impact on the lives of the children who attend Light of Future…

Quit Talking Begin Doing

Today, I had the joy of visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida with my family. My grandson, Noah, is obsessed with animals. We saw some of his favorites: zebras, hippos, crocodiles, gorillas, and monkeys. I hadn’t been to a Disney World park in many years and I was in awe. Animal Kingdom is amazing.…

The Power of Soap

¬† “I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.” ~ Pablo Picasso   Lately, I have been very busy making goat milk soap. Initially, I started the project thinking that I would develop a STEM activity for kids in our Children of Inmates Program. Last year’s STEM project, KidPower2015, focused on clean,…