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

Thomas Smith 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 …

Many Subjects, One Project: Perspective from a Sociology Teacher

Thomas Smith 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

Thomas Smith 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 …

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.