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Overheard on Text: Imposter Syndrome

Overheard on Text: Imposter Syndrome

As colleagues from different generations (x/millennial), we’ve been leading talks and workshops sharing our insights about working across generations – what we call “cogeneration.” As we plan, we’re usually texting furiously, sharing ideas and reflections. So we...

This Cogenerational Pair Calls for ‘Radical Inclusion’ of Youth

This Cogenerational Pair Calls for ‘Radical Inclusion’ of Youth

I was thrilled when I heard about the new book, Why Aren’t We Doing This! Collaborating with Minors in Major Ways, written by Denise Webb, age 20, and Wendy Schaetzel Lesko, age 73, (both pictured above) and published by Youth Infusion, a clearinghouse co-founded by...

Music Is Having a Moment — And It’s a Cogenerational One.

Music Is Having a Moment — And It’s a Cogenerational One.

Sunday’s show featured three big moments reminding us that music can be a bridge not only across race, culture, and genre, but also age. Tracy Chapman & Luke Combs. Much attention, rightfully, has gone to the duet between Tracy Chapman, who turns 60 next month,...

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Norman Goldstein

By Kids For Kids Co.
Purpose Prize Fellow 2006

Supporting the creativity and inventiveness of kids

It was his daughter Cassidy – inventor of the “Crayon Holder” – who inspired Norm Goldstein to create By Kids For Kids in 2002, a company that brings kids’ great ideas and inventions to the marketplace. By connecting inventive kids with industry, By Kids for Kids aims to foster creative thinking; to encourage the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math; and to facilitate an increased sense of self-worth, creative spirit, and even financial gain. The organization has partnered with the National Education Association, after-school programs, community technology centers, corporations, museums, and libraries to offer free “Inventive Thinking” resources and competitions to spur kids’ creativity. Among the products developed so far: The Needle Beetle, a squeezable stuffed “beetle” that makes it easier for kids to receive injections, which has been distributed to 180 children’s hospitals; The Kid Kare Ride-Along, which enables kids to receive medical treatment while riding in a car; and A Kids’ Guide to Giving, a comprehensive “how to” guide for kids who want to donate to charity, which will be available in better booksellers nationwide in October 2006.