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I Am Happy Project Launches A Campaign To Teach Kids How To Be Happy And Compassionate
A conversation after a chance meeting that led a man to change his mind about taking his own life inspired Edwin Edebiri, to start the I am Happy Project. Now he is launching a campaign to teach kids how to be happy and compassionate.
Edwin Edebiri, the chief happiness Officer for the I Am Happy Project has announced a goal to visit 100 classrooms this school year. The initial target group will include 5th through 8th grade students, and some high school classes.
The classes will be run entirely by volunteers. Each student will receive the happiness journal during the training and a label pin that say, “I am happy” at the conclusion of the session. “I am happy” is a positive affirmation, Edebiri said. It reminds people to think about what they are already happy about.
Gearing up for that, we will be visiting service organizations like the Lions, Rotary, Exchange, Elks Clubs, School PTA, Boosters Club and companies all over the State searching for sponsors.
One class at a time, Edebiri hopes to teach youth what he's learned about being happy. Sponsoring a class of 25 to 30 students costs $300 for supplies. Some organizations have already signed on, such as the Lions Club.
For more information about the project, go to www.iamhappyproject.org.
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The I Am Happy Project is a non-profit charitable organization which began late 2009 by Edwin Edebiri. The mission is to spread happiness globally one person at a time and is currently in 55 cities in 16 countries. http://Iamhappyproject.org