A little bit more about the amazing group who spent Sunday morning preparing rocks at Ponto Beach (check hereto read). The name of the group is Kids Korps, and their chapter is Pacific Rim Elementary. The purpose of Kids Korps is for children to learn about volunteering and making a positive change in our community.
"Kids Korps USA engages young people, ages 5 through 25, in community service. Our mission is to instill in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility. Our vision is to develop leaders for life through youth volunteerism. The mission of Kids Korps has an indelible and unique impact beyond the many benefits of volunteerism: we shape young lives through exposure to, and direct involvement in community service. The daily benefit of improving ones community is tangible. The lifelong benefit to young volunteers is an increase in their level of maturity, empathy, and positive perspective on how THEY can make the world a better place."
As a mother, I believe this is a wonderful way to involve children from youth on issues of good and solidarity. Congratulations to you all!
Back in Brazi, my son and I studied in the same school in Rio de Janeiro. An excellent and very traditional school called Santo Inácio. This month, the Word Rocks is part of the school magazine, thanks to editor Pedro Motta. I am very proud and happy to appear in the this school's magazine where we'd been so happy and well educated for life!
Last Christmas we had beloved friends from Canada spending the holiday with us. On their way back home I gave some word rocks to their beautiful daughter Dora so she could spread them throughout Toronto.
One of the rocks was found and the person wrote today telling me her beautiful story and connection with rocks and positive words. What a wonderful world!
"Dear Carolina and Antonio,
I have long been a big fan of words on stones. I've used them as a counselling tool, and as reminders for what's good. Sometimes I've written words on rocks for myself, or for friends. Sometimes family and friends have written words on rocks as reminders for me.
One evening a few weeks ago, I was on my way home from visiting friends, and I found a Hope rock under a bench, with http://www.wordrocks.me on the back of it. I was thrilled. I tried to give it to the friend I'd been visiting that night, thinking maybe its message was for her, but she insisted I keep it--that it was for me.
Checking out your site I found your request to send a photo of said rock. I tried out a few different shots until I found the right one: in a bowl with other stones I'd been sent, stones with words of encouragement when I needed them.
A few days ago I walked by the parkette where I'd found the Hope rock, and the bench was gone. Where did it go? Had I dreamed it? But I hadn't, because I've got the rock, alongside other ones I love.
The message written on it was All my loving, one of the Beatles song (check here).
A couple of weeks later I was hiking with my son when I met a couple on our way.
Guess what? It was Val and her husband!!!! Believe it or not.
Since then she became a volunteer of the project, spreading rocks in some many different places.
Yesterday she sent me a picture of the new ones she prepared and
they came along with a cute poem written by her. Adorable!
These wonderful WordRocks! To be sent out throughout this fine city Of San Diego May wherever they go And whoever does find May they know This world has such beauty May they share and show So others can also see upon your lovely website How it made their day or night