In Awe of Grass and Other Realities

A blog by our Founder, Joei Villarama Touching the grass has a higher wow factor after two years of lockdown staying at home for the most part. Hanging out, jamming, playing games, cooking pasta with three types of sauces, going to the playground, invading the music room and making it our own for an hour,Continue reading “In Awe of Grass and Other Realities”

Love Times Three

This February was a month full of love with three events: 1)  Valentine’s Day celebration of the teens’  love for their furry babies and friends, 2) North Star Alumni over the age of 30 sharing where they are now, 3) Meeting education dreamer and builder, Chris Balme online.   What a parade of talents itContinue reading “Love Times Three”

From Our Founder: Happy Mentoring Day!

I never knew there was an International Mentoring Day and that it falls on January 17.  There must be day for each thing under the sun. How did this mentoring day start? In honor of Muhammad Ali, the world celebrates the power of mentoring and how it contributes to creating a better world.  Muhammad AliContinue reading “From Our Founder: Happy Mentoring Day!”

Phil and the Giving Heroes

Phil, among others, is the Giving Hero of this story, but Phil is also the one who introduced us to Junver of the Giving Hero. Phil Smithson hatched this idea of running 60km for Abot Tala.  Then he set about figuring out how to do the fundraising campaign using Facebook.   During this process, he rememberedContinue reading “Phil and the Giving Heroes”