03-12-17 Guest Host Janine Sullivan~Helping Animals in Need with Emma
Emma was born on March 8, 2007 on Long Island, NY, where she currently resides with her parents, Greg and Anna. She also has an older brother, Matthew, who attends Middle School, and she has a dog, a cockapoo, named Sammy. Emma is a very out- going, bright, athletic girl who currently attends elementary school and enjoys playing sports in her free time. She currently plays soccer, basketball and flag football. Her biggest achievement in soccer was last year, when her team won 1st place in the NYCSL State Cup game. It was a very proud day for all the players, parents, and coaches. Emma also plays the quarterback on a flag football team, which is made up of all girls her age, and they play in an all boy league. Last year, her team made it to the first round of playoffs, which she is very proud of. Emma also loves to water ski. She was 3 years old the very first time she was able to get up and ski. She loves to jet ski, swim and her latest accomplishment was learning how to wake surf this past summer with her cousins.
Emma loves all animals! Her brother and her cousins have set up lemonade stands, in the past, to help raise money for the ASPCA, so they can help animals in need.
Emma is a typical 9 year old girl (soon to be 10), who loves to play with her friends, go bowling and go to the movies. She loves to go on bike rides, fishing and crabbing and going in the beach and pool in the summer. Her first and most important focus is doing well in school. She loves to read and learn about different things in science. She will be graduating next Spring from elementary school and will go onto the Middle school, where she will hopefully continue to be a successful, well-rounded, confident young lady.
02-12-17 Guest Host Janine Sullivan and Student Kaitlin Sullivan
The Community Service Experience. The Value of Being of Service. How it Makes One Feel with Student Kaitlin Sullivan
Cove Queen Janine Sullivan is a freelance writer and poet. When Janine is not writing she is a resource agent a position, which involves advocacy and assisting people, achieve goals. She uses her talent connecting people to lift dreams and desires to a successful outcome. Drawing on 30 years of experience in social service Janine has gathered tools and resources developing a unique approach to connect individuals and communities.
One of the highlights of her career was producing a life enhancing lecture series for women. Educated in the field of child psychology, Janine has nurtured the ability to see under the veil into the heart of a person making her current work as a caregiver very rewarding. She believes we all can lift up our portion of the world one person at a time through one action at a time. Email: Khaboris@aol.com
Guest Kaitlin Sullivan is a sophomore student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, studying economics with a minor in political science. She plans on going to law school. Kaitlin has been involved with various community service projects since the age of 12, with my most recent project being a children’s book that she illustrated for a woman with cerebral palsy.
Co-Host 13yr.old Kaitlyn Martinez Founder of Backpacks 4 Kids AZ and Tracey Serebin Founder of Daisy Button Believes
12-11-16 Co-Host 13yr.old Kaitlyn Martinez Founder of Backpacks 4 Kids AZ and Tracey Serebin Founder of Daisy Button Believes
Kaitlyn Martinez, 13 year old student created Backpacks 4 Kids AZ in the summer of 2015. Now as of November 10, 2016 Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is an official 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
Backpacks 4 Kids AZ collects school supplies and backpacks for children whose families cannot afford them and now we are expanding our efforts in making “Love Bundles” for kids entering foster care. August 2016 Kaitlyn Martinez was awarded a grant of $1000.00, she is going to use this grant to expand her efforts and create Love Bundles for kids entering fostering care
How to help:
Donate hygiene products, toys, blankets, or backpacks to one of our donation sites so we can help the children who have been displaced due to neglect, abuse, abandonment.
Donate school supplies to be given to local students -Many low income families are already struggling and unfortunately cannot afford to buy the school supplies their children need.
Host a supply drive to benefit Backpacks4 Kids AZ
The inspiration for Daisy Button comes from an empowering series of stories written by Tracey Serebin in 2010 about 7 multi-racial children who work together to maximize their talents, accomplish their goals, help their friends and have fun in the process. Through launching her book series Tracey traveled all over the country speaking to kids and families, educators and specialists.
Tracey Serebin is a Serial Entrepreneur who started her first company at 19, delivering balloon bouquets, while still in college. At 25, she Founded and was President of a company that was the largest buyer of home furnishings in the country, with Sears and Montgomery Ward as two of her clients. Years later, Tracey went on to co-create an Advertising Agency focused on creating TV commercials for car dealers, becoming one of the largest buyers of TV time in the state of Florida.
While running her businesses Tracey started volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in the early 90′s, became Vice President of the Guardian ad Litem Guild and then later started her own non-profit called For The Children to support the needs of children in Foster Care in Hillsborough County, Florida. In this role she interacted with social workers, psychologists, and teachers on a daily basis.
When Tracey moved up north she pioneered the first Family Coaching practice in the country providing life skills, communication tools, inner strength and social skills to children, as well as partnering with parents to help advocate for their children within the school system. For the last 10 years she has written articles, created curriculum for children, published two books, hosted her own radio show, and conducted workshops across the country.
Clubhouse Enterprises is her latest venture, pulling together her 20 years experience working with kids, and the last 10 years of helping several hundred children one-on-one by providing solutions to problems. The DB Adventures series is a culmination of her work developed into a fun, engaging, educational and entertaining endeavor married with cool technology. On the personal side, Tracey has a very active 8 year old son. She loves being outdoors, speed walking in nature, and being at the beach. Tracey’s favorite past times are reading, traveling to new places, attending live sporting events, football season, and spending time with family and friends. http://daisybuttonbelieves.com/ www.traceyserebin.com
11-13-16 Deborah Beauvais Welcomes Co-Hosts Torrin and Robbie Thorp & Zoe Terry
Most 13 year olds like to take a break from friends and school to watch movies and play video games but when Torrin Thorp was required to spend a lot of time in the hospital for Asthma, that became the only thing he could do for a while. Thorp began to look forward to and rely on the entertainment there to get through some painful, challenging procedures. His brother Robbie Thorp also went through surgery around the same time and had a similar experience. Being at the hospital so often they would both quickly reach the bottom of the movie and video game options and wished for more of a selection. Thorp wanted to take action to change this and encourage the friends he made that were still in the hospital too. In 2015, Thorp started the “The Helping Hand.”He has collected and donated almost 2,000 DVD’s and Movies, donated over 650 movies, TV’s and DVD players to Crossroads RI. is now expanding his outreach to “Blessing Bags” for the homeless and their dogs.
Torrin is a 1,000 grant recipient from Daisy Button Believes
Robbie (19) was RI’s Prudential Spirit of Community Bronze Medal winner this year. He is also the New England Epilepsy Ambassador, having traveled to DC twice to participate in the Teens Speak Up/Speak Out conference. He is mentor for teens with chronic illnesses and co-chairs the RI Walk for Epilepsy.
At age 5, Zoe Terry created her own organization called Zoe’s Dolls to inspire and motivate girls of color to love themselves. She promotes positive body image by holding her “Love the Skin I’m In” Creative Expressions Contest, where she encourages girls to submit a poem or video on why they love themselves. Since launching Zoe’s Dolls, she has donated more than 2,000 dolls of color to girls in need.
When Zoe was younger, her mom would teach her the spirit of giving by asking her to give away one of her toys at Christmas time. Right before Zoe’s 6th birthday, she told her mom that she didn’t want to give a toy away at Christmas anymore. Zoe exclaimed that instead of giving a toy away at Christmas, she wanted to do something totally different. Zoe said that for her birthday she wanted to give little brown dolls to little brown girls who did not have dolls to play and that was all she wanted for her birthday! This was the start of Zoe’s Dolls!
It was also important for Zoe to give away little brown dolls to little brown girls, because when she was in Kindergarten she was bullied because of how she looked and teased because of her “puffy” and “kinky” hair. Zoe wanted other little brown girls not to feel like she felt when she was teased. She wanted little brown girls to know that their image was beautiful.
Zoe is a 1,000 grant recipient from Daisy Button Believes