Posts Tagged ‘Magnificent Marvelous Me’

It’s here! The ink is fresh and the pages are still warm from the printer. The Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion provides a framework to help facilitators create engaged and meaningful moments for kids when using our books in group settings. Our companion and books blend therapeutic principles to promote social and emotional learning skills. Stunning illustrations[…read more…]

We are thrilled to be sending the Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion to press! We’ve demystified the process of putting our curriculum together and we’re giving you a sneak peek of the design, too. Look for this Leader’s Companion on our online store this summer, where you can purchase it in a bundle with ten copies of[…read more…]

Art with Heart Program FAQs

February 6th, 2017.

Are you starting an Art with Heart program at your organization? Or running into some questions as you get your program going? We recommend that you purchase a Leader’s Companion if you don’t have one already, but we also hope that this FAQ can help you move things along. Have a question we haven’t addressed[…read more…]

If you know one thing about nonprofits, it’s that our priorities shift according to the needs of the people we’re serving, and sometimes that means putting a big project on hold and coming back to it later. We’re very excited to be picking up the Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion right where we left off.[…read more…]

If you’re going to play goalie, you’ve gotta be willing to take a few dives. You have to be tenacious and bold, ready to turn on a dime and prepared to endure the occasional pummeling. Luckily, Justin Willingham knows a thing or two about resilience. At the beginning of Magnificent Marvelous Me! club at Roxhill[…read more…]

In the South Bronx, kids grow up fast. Jan Moskowitz, who counsels kids in this neighborhood, says that she sees kids who have witnessed violence and been in and out of shelters. They’ve been in foster care and seen family members incarcerated. “Their maturity level is way beyond their emotional development,” Jan says, and part[…read more…]

“Josh” was a curious kid who was interested in bugs and creatures that seem scary to many other kids. He liked to make jokes and draw attention to himself, but sometimes he went too far and acted out. Art with Heart facilitators Lacie Morrison and Danielle Robbins reported that Josh, whose parents are divorced, struggles[…read more…]

Letters like this always brighten our day! A 10-year-old wrote us to say that Magnificent Marvelous Me! made him feel “fantastic” and allowed him to find the creativity within himself. Further expressing his positive experience he also wrote, “I love this book. It’s awesome. Can you please make more and send it to me first,[…read more…]

Imagine being eight years old and losing the person you’re closest to. Your life, as you know it, is ripped from your arms. Change is constant. You’re filled with so many emotions and your heart feels broken– until one day you finally find a healthy and positive way to express what you feel, and to[…read more…]

Notes of Hope: Natalie

January 20th, 2015.

Last week we heard from Natalie, a 10-year-old who is dealing with moving away from her family and the loss of her dog. Natalie completed activities in Magnificent Marvelous Me! Before doing the book she was stressed but after, she felt wonderful. Through the book’s activities she was reminded of the comfort and trust she[…read more…]