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We share your compassionate values!! Our Community Page will help you navigate AddyPresLifeSTYLE as a TOOL to participate in our community and yours for PEOPLE & PLANET! We offer volunteer opportunities, resources, recommended reading, an e-form to connect with us and tools and information that build GOOD PEOPLE WHO DO GOOD THINGS for a BETTER WORLD!

PURCHASE MUSIC from our Video here: Better Together by, Jack Johnson

This Month’s Recommended Reading



What Do You Do With An Idea?

By, Kobi Yamada



The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us...

By, Florance Williams



Make Space: How To Set The Stage for Creative Collaboration

by, Scott Doorley & Scott Whithoft

Exercise your PURCHASE POWER for a BETTER WORLD on AddyPresLifeSTYLE


When you purchase Barnes & Noble Books from our BOOK LIST, you exercise your purchase power to support EDUCATION that builds tomorrows stewards through our 1% for the Planet membership!


COMING SOON: Use your Purchase Power to support People & Planet through our AP SHOP

AP Solver6 Enrichment Series For Families & Educators

Our Solver6 For Families & Solver6 For Educators Series inspire compassionate kids through art, literature and real world opportunities that build the stewards of tomorrow! These enrichment opportunities are developed for schools, youth & kids clubs, communities and families. ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR? BUILD A Solver6 and GAIN funding for your school! Learn more on our Solver6 For Educators Page!

AP Solver6 For Families

AP Solver6 For Educators

Monthly Calendar

August 2018


August 8th: National Book Lovers Day

August 14-15: For Educators Hosted by California Teacher Development Collaborative Social Emotional Learning Institute for k-12 Educators. Location: Curtis School 15871 Mulholland Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90049 COST: $700-$1,050 RSVP

Volunteer, CONNECT & Participate for a BETTER World




August 11th: Patagonia Action Works Frog Spot 2.0 at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park. RSVP required, see link below.

Other beach clean ups, film festivals and environmental events are available for August and September. Visit the Patagonia Action Works list for opportunities near you!

For more information and to RSVP for volunteer opportunities with Patagonia Action Works, CLICK the link, PRESS Act Now, SELECT All Issues & PRESS Explore to RSVP for a volunteer op or event that interests you and your family, they all make the world a better place!



August 19th: Volunteer op: SurfRider Foundation LA Chapter Event: Sunset Clean-up with Happy Hour at Tallula's Restaurant in Santa Monica canyon.

September 15th: SurfRider Foundation LA Chapter Event: Coastal Clean Up 9am-12pm Venice Fishing Pier.

For more information and volunteer opportunities with your local SurfRider Chapter check out our monthly calendar above, CLICK the image link or visit the SurfRider Facebook Page! Exercising your shop power on AddyPresLifeSTYLE supports this foundation's community work to keep our oceans and water clean!


REQUEST an AP Classroom or Community CONNECT VISIT

AddyPresLifeSTYLE tools & resources connect parents, educators & communities to resources that support healthy lifestyles & inspire kids to become compassionate citizens, building a BETTER world for PEOPLE & PLANET! Our "KIND IDEAS for a BETTER WORLD"  visits will inspire your children and students through storytelling, real world experience and sharing their KIND IDEAS. Want us to visit your school, hotel kids club, youth club, bookstore or community?! Contact us through the e-form below!

Date:  COMING SOON!          Location: TBD          Time: TBD           Topic: TBD


RECENT AP Community & Classroom VISITS


We enjoyed working with our Solver6 Curriculum Framework partnered with Patagonia & Rodale Institute's work in Regenerative Organic Agriculture for Global Youth Service Day. We had the opportunity to work with a group of 115 4th graders to inspire civic leadership & environmentalism! The Regenerative Organic Alliance offers the most current information and ways to assist the efforts that prove we "SHOULD FARM LIKE THE WORLD DEPENDS ON IT" and please feel free to download our FREE Parent's Flyer from our school connect event: AP Solver6 ROA Flyer, a one glance of the benefits of ROA & what you can do as a family to contribute to better food industry practices!


Our KIND IDEAS Preschool Workshop with New York Times Best Selling Author, Kobi Yamada and Barnes & Noble Book Sellers was an awesome 6 weeks of family & community connect opportunities! We had so much fun meeting the families of Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, CA.! Thank you Kobi Yamada, Compendium Family, Do a Dot Art & Barnes & Noble!


"AddyPresLifeSTYLE is the bridge we've been looking for between theory and the reality of our children's future. Barnes & Noble is proud to be a community partner with AddyPresLifeSTYLE on this crucial journey to help sustain our planets future through thriving, mindful children & families."--- Jenny, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble


Send Us Your Feedback OR Plan A Connect With Us

Have you RECENTLY ATTENDED an AP Community Connect Event or had a Classroom Visit? CONNECT WITH US through the e-form below to offer feedback from the experience!



Be sure to check out our PARENT TOOLBOX with information and FREE RESOURCES for parents! Follow our footer GIVE LINK to find out what GIVE opportunities exist for your school with this tool!

Become an AP Parent/Family Member


Parenting Expert

CONNECT WITH DR. SARAH! Click to reach out to our parent and family expert with your comments, questions and concerns in the parenting and family realm! Be sure to check out our other Parenting Articles as we travel through this life's journey of participation!


AddyPresLifeSTYLE TOOLBOXES  build better communities for a better world! Our FAMILY TOOLBOXES offer information & resources that get families eating healthy for people & planet, parenting to build compassionate leaders and coaching with mindfulness. Check out our For Families Page to visit the TOOLBOX Series for Families!

LifeSTYLE, Leisure, Nutrition & Parenting

Our For Famililes Article offerings will take your family through lifestyle and leisure, parenting & nutrition with values that cherish People & Planet! Become a Family Member and we'll keep you in the loop of all things new, fun and nutritious each month!


Become an Education Member, gaining access to all of our FREE RESOURCES, GIVE OPPORTUNITIES and a newsletter that celebrates your stories.

Become an Educator Member



Our FREE Resources for Educators, including the Introduction to SEL Guide with CASEL recommended tools and our Community Resource Center Kit, will assist your introductory SEL priorities! Partner these tools with a CASEL recommended SEL framework for thriving, compassionate kids! On our Educator Page, our GIVE RECIPIENT MEMBERS gain access to the COMMUNITY FORUM, a place we CONNECT your resource & training ASKS with sponsors who FUND THEM!


Our Educators Page is built to support YOU!  AP Solver6 For Educators is a SEL Enrichment TOOL and funding opportunity! Use our Solver6 framework to build one of your own and we'll share the sales with your school! Learn more on our Solver6 Page! GET THE GIVE: KIND IDEAS 5 Day Kick Off to SEL Program with New York Times Best Selling Author Kobi Yamada is available to all schools through our GIVE PROGRAM!


The AddyPresLifeSTYLE Book List has all the suggested titles within our Solver6 Enrichment Curriculum and many other growing titles for KIDS, PARENTS & EDUCATORS. Have a book suggestion that inspires you as an educator or for your elementary or middle school students?! LET US KNOW! We love hearing about all that inspires the teachers guiding today's compassionate leaders!


The Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning, helping make evidence-based social emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Read Featured News & Resources on the landing page.

THESE are the frameworks that will prepare our children for LIFE, these are the tools that will positively change our world.


Berkley's Greater Good Science Center's community programs turn cutting edge research into practical resources for happiness, compassion and a meaningful life. Visit the link above for upcoming training courses for educators and community events.


THE RESOURCE for education that works, Edutopia is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Founded by innovative and award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991. EDUTOPIA Homepage, offering weekly updates for Educators & Families.

Edutopia: 25 Years of Education That Works

Common Sense Media is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing trustworthy media information, education, and an independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.



Harvard's Making Caring Common Project uses research and the expertise and insights of both practitioners and parents to develop effective strategies for promoting kindness in children and a commitment to the greater good and to influence the national conversation about raising and educating caring, ethical children. This project is an influential leader that is making an impact for a BETTER WORLD for all.


We LOVE the work of YSA, empowering kids to improve the world, and building activities and resources to inspire their success! YSA's mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action and make an impact on vital community issues. YSA offers grants and funding opportunities for schools, learn more on their YSA Resources page, grab your age appropriate guide and GET INSPIRED!



The Regenerative Organic Alliance is taking organic certification to a level that will impact the health and regeneration of our soil, value animal welfare, fairness to farmers & workers, and contribute to solutions for our environmental crisis. We urge our community to learn more about the important work this alliance is accomplishing for the planet we will hand to our children.



Most people know the iconic clothing brand, Patagonia for it's high quality outdoor gear and clothing, but even more admirable is the stewardship & community work Yvon Chouinard and his Patagonia team inspire for environmentalism. Patagonia is certainly a haven for good people who do good things, just the kind of commerce leadership and world problem solving that is built by education that works! Learn more about their exciting new venture, Patagonia Provisions, a contribution put into action to take part in why we should all care to Farm like the World Depends on it!



The Committee for Children is a field leader in Evidence Based Social Emotional Learning Programs. As SEL awareness advocates, we give our highest recommendation for the Committee for Children's integrated, evidence based school programs and tools. Educators, please download the Committee for Children's FREE SEL ebook, featuring perspectives from a number of leading teachers, administrators, researchers, and education experts on how social emotional learning prepares children for school, the workplace and LIFE. Most exciting is the recent launch of their cutting edge Second Step Middle School Program.




Some of our  favorite DOWNLOADABLE, FREE materials & resources to inspire your student's civic leadership, can be found on the Disney Be Inspired Community Page.