AddyPresLifeSTYLE is your Community Partner for People & Planet


Good Communities start with CONNECTION, FRIENDSHIP and SHARED VALUES

 Our Community page will help you navigate how to use AddyPresLifeSTYLE as a TOOL to participate in our community and yours for PEOPLE & PLANET! We offer volunteer opportunities, resources, tools and information that support the stewards of today and build the ones of tomorrow for a BETTER WORLD.

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

CONGRATULATIONS to our Family & Educator AddyPres GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!! Jill from El Segundo and educator Danielle from Santa Monica!  Thank you for participating!! Look for our next giveaway opportunities coming soon! Thank you #MagicOfStoryTelling @Disney @ABCBeInspired for creating such a fun way to raise books, we had fun posting our Disney Shelfies through out March!

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 frameworks are developed for schools, youth & kids clubs, community connect opportunities and families. 

AP Solver6 For Families

AP Solver6 For Educators

Monthly Calendar


July 4th: Happy 4th of July!

July 7th: SurfRider Foundation LA Chapter Event: LA River Clean Up 9am-12pm

July 14th: Patagonia Action Works Bike + Hike with Ventura Land Trust at Willoughby Preserve to Big Rock Preserve. RSVP required, see link below.

July 15th: SurfRider Foundation LA Chapter Event: Topanga Beach Cleanup 9am-11am followed by Patagonia Action Work Event: Wine Tasting & live music at Rosenthal Wines across the street! 11am-2pm, RSVP required, see link below.

July 16th: Japanese Ocean Day

July 21st: Patagonia Action Works River Clean up, Ventura River Estuary 9am-12pm, RSVP required, see link below.

Volunteer, CONNECT & Participate for a BETTER World




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



For more information and volunteer opportunities with your local SurfRider Chapter check out our monthly calendar above then CLICK the link to participate!


ABOUT an AP Classroom & Community CONNECT VISIT

Our AddyPresLifeSTYLE tools & resources connect parents, educators & communities to resources that support better, healthier lifestyles, inspire kids to become compassionate citizens and builds a BETTER world for PEOPLE & PLANET! Our "CIVIC IDEAS for a BETTER WORLD"  visits introduce our tools and resources through inspiring art, literature and real world experience. Become a member so you'll know when we're in your area! You can express interest in our visit to your school, hotel kids club, youth club, bookstore or community through the e-form below!

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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 with New York Times Best Selling Author, Kobi Yamada and Barnes & Noble Book Sellers was an awesome 6 weeks of fun family connect opportunities to celebrate & share our KIND IDEAS for a better world! We had so much fun connecting with the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, CA. communities! Thank you Kobi Yamada, Compendium Family, Do a Dot Art & Barnes & Noble!

COMING SOON: the AddyPres  KIND IDEAS 5 Day Kick Off Program with Kobi Yamada! An exciting 5 day SEL kick off program built for K-5 elementary school campus' & their parent communities! Become a member to find out when this amazing program becomes available!

"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 Connect Event or Community Visit? CONNECT with us through the e-form below to offer feedback or sign up for a GIVEAWAY from the experience!

Want to LEARN MORE about AddyPresLifeSTYLE kits and tools or create a connect event, kids club offering or classroom visit? Use the e-form below to CONTACT US & receive our media kit!


Become an AddyPres Parent/Family Member and you'll receive our newsletter with tools, tips from OUR EXPERT, Dr. Sarah and family lifestyle perks! Be sure to check out our PARENT TOOLBOX with information and FREE RESOURCES for parents!

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 that values 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 and newsletter. Learn more about our GIVE PROGRAM for schools & classrooms and be sure to contact us if you are in need!

Become an Educator Member



Our FREE Resources for Educators, including the Introduction to SEL Guide with CASEL recommended resources & tools and the Community Resource Center Kit, will assist your classroom, school & district level SEL priorities and your efforts to bring your elementary school library into the 21st century with resource center functionality! Partner these tools with our enrichment curriculum and a recommended SEL framework for thriving, compassionate kids! AddyPresLifeSTYLE curated & original articles inspire educator collaboration that builds a better tomorrow!


Our For Educators Page is built from the value we have to support Educators. AddyPresLifeSTYLE enrichment curriculum, events, workshops and alliances are built to support your successful contribution to thriving kids who become the compassionate leaders of tomorrow! AP Solver6 For Educators is a SEL Enrichment TOOL that builds the life skills and qualities children need to be successful in today's world. Our KIND IDEAS 5 Day Kick Off to SEL Program with New York Times Best Selling Author Kobi Yamada will launch soon, become a member so you'll know as soon as it's available!


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.

As a parent, you want these integrated, evidence-based programs in your child's school. As educators, please take the steps toward getting these programs on your campus.

THESE are the programs & tools 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 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.



This month from THE RESOURCE for education that works, Edutopia, 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 takes a strategic approach to improving K-12 education through two distinct areas of focus: Edutopia and Lucas Education Research. 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.


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!



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!



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.