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Social entrepreneur. Speed marketer (learn more). Ex-IBMer. Scrabble addict. One-time skydiver, long-time scuba diver.  If you really want to know more, visit me, Aimee Stone Munsell, on LinkedIn.

About the Real-World Super Heroes program

What is Real-World Super Heroes? Mindy Miller and I run an after-school program called “Real-World Super Heroes” to provide K-2d graders with local hands-on community service activities.  We do a different project each week — such as planting flowers in a community garden or painting with seniors – often in partnership with neighborhood non-profit organizations.  “Super Heroes” is also the NYC chapter of Kids Care Clubs, a program of the HandsOn Network.

Who benefits? We do a different project which benefits a different group in our community every week. For example, we funded wheelchairs for a special needs classroom, are throwing a Halloween party for children in a temporary housing facility, and going to make decorations and dessert for a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors.  Throughout the program, we hope our young “Heroes” doing these projects will benefit by learning the concept of philanthropy and starting to develop a habit of giving their time, talent and treasure to help others.

What inspired us to do this?  We were inspired by the community service projects our kids had already done in school, and we were inspired by all the organizations in our neighborhood. We wanted to find a more consistent way for us and our kids to be involved and extend the good work already going on.  We looked for a program in which to enroll our kids and when we didn’t find one, we created it.  

What is the best thing about our experience? The best thing is helping kids turn their natural empathy and willingness to help others into concrete actions —  and results they can see and feel.

How can I bring this program to my children’s school? We are currently fielding requests. Please contact Aimee at aimee.munsell@gmail.com with your interest.

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2 Comments

  • 1. verta  |  November 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    i am inspired by your blog! thanks!

  • 2. Leslie  |  November 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Aimee, This is so great. As soon as my two get out of baby stage, I’d love to do something like this in our neighborhood … will be in touch!

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