Non-Profit Profile: Project Helping

Tricia Halsey Example of Generous Leadership®, Testimonial

“I was fortunate to find volunteering, by accident, as a tremendous outlet for improving my own mental wellness,” Founder and CEO Justin Kruger said. “My experience volunteering and the improvement in my own mental wellness inspired me to start Project Helping.” Five years ago, Justin Kruger made a discovery. He learned it was possible to “improve mental wellness by designing and …

Why We Need to Bridge the Gap

Tricia Halsey News, Testimonial

Business working with the classroom is a key component to the model of Big Idea Project. Business leaders primarily work with the classroom through mentorship, where they have the opportunity to guide the students and help them develop useful skills for the future.   Part of what many students are missing when they graduate high school is the soft skills …

EXPERIENCE Big Idea Project

Tricia Halsey Events

We’ve all been to a fundraiser event, stuck at a table, listening to people talk about their organization’s accomplishments and why you should invest in them. But what if you could do more than listen to a speaker? What if you could experience the personality and impact of the organization? What if you could enter into their mission? You can, …

Many Subjects, One Project: Perspective from a Sociology Teacher

Tricia Halsey Schools, Teachers, Testimonial

“Sociology is about society, culture, groups, teams, leadership, and most importantly to view things from a relative standpoint instead of a biased opinion,” said Andy Wold, Big Idea Project educator and sociology teacher at Legend High School said. “The biggest concept is to have the perspective of walking in another person’s shoes. This project does exactly that.”   “Big Idea …

The Students’ Perspective: Seeing the World in a New Way

Tricia Halsey Quote, Schools, Testimonial

“I have a different outlook now,” Burke Liden said. “It made me realize we could do a lot more than I thought before, that we had more power to do something.” Burke, a Big Idea Project student from Pomona High School isn’t alone. As students go through the Big Idea Project, many of them begin to see the world around …

We are Looking for Innovative Teachers!

Tricia Halsey Schools, Teachers

Introduce us and you could win $100! Our goal is to increase Big Idea Project’s reach next year to 60 Colorado teachers and over 1,300 students.  Everyone knows a teacher, administrator or high school student (yes, even students have recruited their teachers to sign up!). We are looking for forward-thinking innovators who know the life-changing power of student-led service learning. …

Official Recognition from Jeffco School Board

Tricia Halsey Awards, Jeffco School Board

Bryan Halsey, Big Idea Project’s chief practitioner, founding teacher and current business educator at Columbine High School, was publically recognized by the Jefferson County School Board for his committment to develop generous leaders at Columbine High School and beyond.

Changing School Culture

Tricia Halsey Presentations, Schools, Testimonial

Big Idea Project is more than just a project. It starts small—maybe with just one class—but it ripples compassion through entire schools and communities. The students and staff at Bishop Machebeuf High School recently experienced this ripple effect.