AddyPresLifeSTYLE is your Community Partner for People & Planet

AddyPresLifeSTYLE GIVES to Schools!

We GIVE to EDUCATORS! Become an AP GIVE RECIPIENT through 3 simple steps! Learn more about OUR KIND IDEAS GIVE PROGRAM developed in partnership with author, KOBI YAMADA as the gateway that opens our support... GET THE GIVE!)


We share your compassionate values!! Our Community Page will help you navigate AddyPresLifeSTYLE as a TOOL built to connect you to high level resources, information and community funding opportunities that create a BETTER world for PEOPLE & PLANET! On this page, you'll find volunteer opportunities, links to resources, recommended reading, an e-form to connect with us and the leaders in the fields we believe in.

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This Month’s Recommended Reading



What Do You Do With An Idea?

By, Kobi Yamada

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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 in the APShop!

When you purchase from our Compendium Live Inspired and Barnes & Noble APShops, you exercise your purchase power, supporting EDUCATION that builds tomorrows stewards through our 1% for the Planet membership! Keep coming back as we grow our shop affiliates!




AP Solver6 For Educators & Families

Our Solver6 Introductory Bundles are the first offering from a continuously evolving framework. Watch for this series to grow with real world opportunities for K-12 students & communities! ARE YOU AN AP GIVE RECIPIENT EDUCATOR INTERESTED in BUILDING a Solver6 Series (with FUNDING opportunities for your school)?! Learn more and fill out the e-form on the Solver6 Page!

AP Solver6 For Families

AP Solver6 For Educators


December 2018


December 2nd: Hanukkah Begins at sundown

December 5th: International Volunteers Day #ResilientCommunities

December 7th: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th & 8th, from 12-3pm this LOCAL L.A. PopUp EVENT is in celebration of global craftsmanship! The Wanderlane PopUp, located at 4745 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016 will offer a curated collection of handmade objects of art, furniture, fashion, textiles, one-of-a-kind vintage treasures, home accessories, photography and more from the vast continent of Africa! Please visit Friday the 7th or Saturday the 8th from 12-3pm or BY APPOINTMENT on Monday the 10th-Friday the 14th.

December 10th: Human Rights Day

December 21st: First Day of Winter

December 25th: Christmas Day

December 26th: Kwanzaa Begins

December 31st: New Year's Eve

Volunteer, CONNECT & Participate for a BETTER World




Saturday, December 1st: Patagonia Action Works with Ojai Orange Orchard host Harvest to Fight Hunger. 9am-11am Age 5+. RSVP required, see link below.

Many other hikes, clean ups and environmental events are available through Patagonia Action Works! Follow the directions below 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!



Wednesday, November 28th: LA Chapter Meeting 7pm-9pm 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The chapter will be discussing ways to participate in Woolsey Fire relief and recovery efforts to get involved in. RSVP through the SurfRider Facebook page link below.

Saturday, December 1st: LA Chapter Volunteer Op: SurfRider Foundation LA Chapter Event: Santa Monica Beach Clean up and happy hour at El Texate, an Ocean Friendly Restaurant! 2pm-5pm, families welcome!

Sunday, December 9th: LA Chapter Volunteer Op: Sunset Beach Cleanup + Happy Hour! 2pm-5pm, families welcome!

Click here to RSVP for SurfRider LA Chapter Events

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


REQUEST an AP Classroom or Community CONNECT VISIT

AddyPresLifeSTYLE connects 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"  GIVE TOUR visits will inspire your children and students through storytelling and opportunities that put their KIND IDEAS into action as civic leaders. Want us to visit your school, hotel kids club, youth club, bookstore or community?! Learn more about our GIVE PROGRAM & CONTACT US through the e-form below!


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!



Our PARENT TOOLBOX offers information and FREE RESOURCES for parents! Inside the ToolBox is an e-form for parents to NOMINATE THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOL for all the FUNDING SUPPORT we offer educators. Become a member & learn more about our GIVE PROGRAM!

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




Participating in our GIVE PROGRAM opens many opportunities for classroom, school and district level support. The KIND IDEAS 5 Day Awareness Program with New York Times Best Selling Author Kobi Yamada is the FIRST GIVE you'll receive! This Awareness TOOL kicks off an introductory sequence specifically developed to support your school or district's integrated program goals with sustained support! Become an educator member, participate in the program and GET THE GIVE!



Along with our GIVE Program, our EDUCATOR'S Page, offers FREE Resources, including the AP Introduction to SEL Guide with CASEL tools & resources and our Community Resource Center Kit, developed & curated for your success! Partner these tools with our GIVE Program Resources, a CASEL recommended SEL framework, and SUPPORT through our COMMUNITY FORUM and you'll be poised to send tomorrow's GOOD PEOPLE into the world as the stewards of tomorrow!!


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For GIVE RECIPIENT EDUCATOR MEMBERS (& COMMUNITIES) we offer our most powerful tool, the COMMUNITY FORUM. Here, we connect your training, curriculum & development ASKS to the sponsors who FUND THEM. Become a member, participate in our GIVE PROGRAM and open all the support opportunities we have to offer your school, district & community!


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 many of the YSA tools, built to empowering kids to improve the world. YSA's mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action and make an impact on vital community issues like KINDNESS. 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!



MindUP is a teaching curriculum and framework developed by the Hawn Foundation. Goldie Hawn created MindUP with educators, for educators, because she wanted to help them improve student focus, engagement in learning academics and give them tools and strategies that would bring JOY back into the classroom. We, at AddyPresLifeSTYLE greatly advocate for the MindUp framework in elementary classrooms, having trialed the program with our own educator contributors!



The Committee for Children is a field leader in Evidence Based Social Emotional Learning Programs and advocacy. We recommend 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.