Welcome! My name is Ethan and I would love to be friends!
When I was little, my mom and I talked a lot about respecting others and building them up rather than tearing them down. I learned that people are different, but that we are all people who deserve to be loved and treated with respect. Yet, when I would watch some tv shows on "made-for-kids" stations, they were sassy toward adults and not very kind to each other. I even noticed kids at the mall and school talking to their parents and other adults and it was not very nice.
So, I asked my mom how I could teach kids what having character meant. I believe character is showing respect to others, and doing the right thing even when nobody is watching. What if being kind to one another is what kids in my generation started 'copying' as the 'cool' thing to do?!
Through creativity and courage, I hope to continue teaching character while having a LOT of FUN!! It doesn't mean we don't make mistakes, we are growing up and learning afterall, and my head of school tells us, "Mistakes are how we learn, struggle is how we grow," but it does mean we are trying to make a difference among our friends and community.
Even though I am only in the 6th grade, I have been able to travel all over speaking/reading to elementary school students. I also tour different attractions and events and report back to my 'friends' and their families on how kid-friendly it was, if it was good fun, what I learned while I was there and if I think they should try it out. I love meeting new people and would love to come to your town or event. Please email me if you have a business, attraction or event you would like me to report back on, please
Also, please visit my calendar page and videos and make SURE to sign up for my newsletter so I can let you know the latest and send lots of cool things your way. Right now, I'm working on a special project called"Show Me The Love,"where my mom and I are making intentional efforts to show love to those around us in various, creative and courageous ways. Click Here to learn more about it and ways you can get involved.
Together, I believe we can change things for the better and have FUN!!
- Your Friend, Ethan
Photo by my friend, Sally
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