With many teachers getting ready for back to school, a lot of our social media has been flooded with stories on how teachers go above and beyond to support their classrooms by purchasing supplies, books, materials, etc…
Little Voice is lucky to know many teachers across Canada and so, we know how many of our teachers pay for many of their classroom supplies out of pocket. Our Little Voice movement was launched with these teachers in mind.
Each year, in anticipation for the year ahead, parents received a back-to-school checklist to ensure their child has everything they need to start the new school year. We are all familiar with this list: 1 box of crayons, 1 glue, 1 large eraser, 2 boxes of pencils, 1 sharpener, 5 spiral notebooks, a backpack, etc…
It is with great excitement and joy that we announce Little Voice as an approved resource/organization with the Ottawa Catholic School Board!
“As a graduate from Prince of Peace Elementary School and St. Patrick’s High School, I am overwhelmed with this opportunity to work with not only the schools I attended as a child/teen but now with my entire community! I am extremely grateful and cannot wait to share the message behind Little Voice, which I hope will inspire many more students!”
– Amanda Bernardo, Author
Little Voice will also be working this summer on a special project with the OCSB to continue to support schools and students in the upcoming school year! We can’t wait to share this project with all of you!
As an organization, Little Voice works rigorously within our communities to both inspire children and give back wherever possible. We are extremely proud of our Forget Me Not Project and the #30BooksFundraiser, both fundraising initiatives which have supported the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, as well as having shared a love of reading with schools and local organizations.
We are more than just a book … we are a movement and now together with your help, we hope to grow to inspire many more hearts and support many more causes!
A great article by Jane Nelsen on encouragement as seen on Positive Discipline – we simply had to share!
Rudolf Dreikurs taught, “A child needs encouragement as a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential. Children may not die without encouragement, but they certainly wither.
Encouragement is helping your children develop courage—courage to grow and develop into the people they want to be—to feel capable, to be resilient, to enjoy life, to be happy, contributing members of society, and, as Dreikurs said, “To have the courage to be imperfect,” to feel free to make mistakes and to learn from them.