Community Heroes!

26 June, 2014

Like so many parents out there, Kala Shah, mom of three boys under 10, was searching for concrete ways to teach her kids about gratitude, compassion and service. A chance meeting with Go Inspire Go Founder Toan Lam uncovered that they both shared a vision—to harness the generosity of young kids and unleash their great potential to make their mark in the world. Kala invited Toan to present the Go Inspire Go Lesson on Compassion (GIG SPARK) at her kids’ school, and the Community Heroes club was born!

“Community Heroes” project is a unique, innovative and inspiring pilot school program to motivate young students about the impact they can make in the world through acts of kindness and community service.

Kids want to make a difference, but they just don’t know how. The Community Heroes club provides

Community Heroes Toan and Kala

inspiration and the tools to spark imagination and action. By sowing the seeds of compassion in elementary school, these students will grow into service veterans by middle and high school, conducting sophisticated and deeply impactful projects within the community.

The $1,500 grant from Bread for the Journey of Marin will assist Go Inspire Go in developing the on-line tool kit for their Community Heroes Program. It will guide parents who wish to start a Community Heroes Program at their children’s school.