June 2nd, 2017 – What’s Cool at School: Power of the Penny
June 2016 – Smart Business Columbus
Grindle and her husband Bill started the nonprofit to empower youth with the skills and motivation to make the world a better place. She says they create service-learning programs where children are in charge, so children stay involved with community service later on as adults.
Read more on the interivew with our Executive Director, Laura Grindle, on how See Kids Dream is Building Partnerships within our community.
March 4th, 2016 – Sixth-grader believes in second chances
An Upper Arlington sixth-grader will host a local dodgeball tournament this weekend to raise money to help link troubled men to resources for rebuilding their lives.
Max Gillum, a sixth-grader at Hastings Middle School, steadfastly believes the struggles that arise in people's lives — whether through circumstance or faulty decisions — deserve at least an opportunity for redemption.
That is why, inspired by a community service learning program called See Kids Dream, he organized a local dodgeball tournament last year that recruited Upper Arlington elementary school and middle school students to battle it out and raise money to benefit Faith Mission, a 24-hour emergency shelter with two Columbus locations that serves up to 199 men and 38 women in need.
August 19th, 2015 – The Power of the Penny
All across the country, there are people in need. Some kids in Dublin, Ohio, are trying to change that through Penny Harvest, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help kids solve problems in their community. Olde Sawmill Elementary (OSE) School in Dublin has been participating in Penny Harvest for the past three years.
During that time, OSE has raised more than $6,500 and donated to six local charities, including Cozy Cat Cottage and Buckeye Ranch and Cozy Cat Cottage. Buckeye Ranch helps kids who have gone through depression or abuse, while Cozy Cat is an animal shelter that is just for cats.
The Penny Harvest Program is divided into three stages. First, students raise money, and Student Leaders get their school excited to help the community. Classes generate causes that they’d like to donate to, come up with a goal, and get going. William Smialek, 11, says, "It’s not every day you get to raise money and know that every cent you get is going to help people. That’s pretty cool.”
January 14, 2015 – Student’s big dream will benefit local charities
December 10, 2014 – Students learn about giving back to community
For the fourth year, Olde Sawmill Elementary School students are learning the importance of helping those in need through a yearlong service learning project.
It's called the Penny Harvest and it is a three-phase program from the organization See Kids Dream, which integrates community service into education.
November 30, 2014 – Local 5th Grader raises money for Veterans
November 25, 2014 – See Kids Dream National Philanthropy Day Award
July 23, 2014 – NFL alumni swing into action for charity
Although there was just one winning team on the course in the Ohio NFL Alumni Caring For Kids Charity Golf Classic at the Medallion Club in Westerville on July 21, participants and volunteers said that children and central Ohio communities were the biggest winners.
"We know we're playing for a great cause every year and for another great charity this year," said Keith Byars, a former Ohio State running back who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1984 before a 13-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Jets. "We're helping a lot of kids and that makes it all worthwhile no matter how well we play out here."
January 22, 2014 – Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Awards $300,000 to Columbus Area Nonprofits
Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has awarded $300,000 in Impact Grants to 12 separate Columbus, Ohio-area, nonprofit groups. Each received $25,000. The recipients of Safelite’s Third Annual Impact Grants are:
—See Kids Dream aims to develop educated, philanthropic, self-determined youth who become active citizens and leaders working together to make their communities exceptional places to live. The Impact Grant will support the creation and implementation of a new service learning program to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication and leadership skills. Students will raise and donate $45,000 to central Ohio nonprofit organizations in 2014.
May 15, 1013 – Young fundraisers embrace every cent
May 14, 2013 – Power of the Penny
December 4, 2012 – 6 Steps To Bring Your Family Together In The Spirit Of Giving: Family Philanthropy
It feels good to give, to help others in need. Where fo you start, and how do you teach your childrens about giving? For starters, the choices are overwhelming. But choosing is so empowering.