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THE JNP PROJECT 2015 “GIFT GIVING CAMPAIGN OF INNER-AWESOME SUPERPOWERS” A SUCCESS: DONATING SELF-ESTEEM TOOLS TO LOCAL 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 8, 2016) The JNP Project, working in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, will be “gifting” all 4th and 5th grade public students at Oakwood Elementary School in Glen Burnie, MD — an award winning school for Character Education 2011 and 2015.
THE JNP PROJECT GETS LOCAL SPONSORSHIP FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY EVENT AT METROPOLITAN ANNAPOLIS
ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 18, 2015) ) The JNP Project gets great local support in a sponsorship event at local restaurant to support/promote our 2015 Gift Giving Campaign — giving the gift of self-esteem to local 4th grade students. Our JNP Cinch Packs are filled with superpower tools to nurture character, courage, and confidence in these public school kids. Our goal is to reach all the fourth grade students in five local public schools near the JNP Inner Awesome Factory National Headquarters, totaling 288 kids.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS CLAIM THEIR SUPERPOWERS AGAINST BULLYING AT THE JNP PROJECT INNER-AWESOME FACTORY
ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 4, 2015) ) The JNP Project knows that for many kids, middle school is no picnic. Academic achievement challenges and emotional issues on top of pop culture and social media message bombardment—telling them what they should look like and how to act—can overwhelm 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Grasping for a sense of power, kids may become perpetrators, recipients, or bystanders of bullying, which, researchers say, is highest in middle school.
THE JNP PROJECT (Jane NOT Plain) WORKS WITH 6TH, 7TH, 8TH GRADERS DISCOVERING INNER-AWESOME SUPERPOWERS AGAINST BULLYING
ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 23, 2015) JNP is working with local Bates Middle School’s Girls Breaking Boundaries, ending in a Field Trip to the Inner Awesome Factory.
THE JNP PROJECT (Jane NOT Plain) LAUNCHES AGGRESSIVE 2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING CAMPAIGN FOR ALL 4TH GRADERS IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND
ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 19, 2015) JNP is working to “Empower a Child for the Holidays by Giving the Gift of Self-Esteem! (Inner-Awesome Superpowers) With support from the Community, we can do this.
OCTOBER: NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH — JNP MISSION & PRODUCTS RECOGNIZE KIDS’ INNER AWESOME SUPERPOWERS
ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 06, 2015) JNP is working in the Annapolis community with Bates Middle School, Girls Breaking Boundaries, focusing on two anti-bullying events and defining: What are your inner-awesome superpowers, and how do they shield you against any form of bullying.
CHILDREN’S EMPOWERMENT WEBSITE REDESIGNED TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS TO HELP KIDS
ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 22, 2015) JNP: The newly redesigned site of The JNP Project www.theJNPproject.com is live and ready for you to get empowered. The site is interactive and serves a broad audience of kids, parents, educators, and caring adults—all with information on nurturing character, courage and confidence in kids 5-12+. This interactive site for parents, and caring adults, is your toolbox for kids’ healthy self-esteem tools – anti-bullying!
BACK TO SCHOOL: GET KIDS READY WITH BACK PACKS FULL OF CHARACTER, COURAGE, AND CONFIDENCE-BUILDING TOOLS
ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 31, 2015) JNP: Back to school, and the daily rituals of making friends, blending in, getting good grades, reacting to bullying—can be stressful for kids on many levels. The JNP Project has backpacks full of resources and tools that provide the inner awesome superpower tools that kids need to nurture character, courage, and confidence to strengthen self-esteem.
GOT EMOTION? STORIES FOR KIDS TO EXPLORE THEIR “INNER-AWESOME COLORS”
ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 6, 2015) JNP: A goldfish that talks about emotions? Yes, when the goldfish is named Oracle, nine-year-old Jane’s oh-so-smart pet and one of the stars in The JNP Project’s illustrated children’s chapter book series, Jane & Jake’s Adventures to Awesome. Yes, when that same goldfish can help kids learn that feeling “sad, bad, mad, or glad”—and all the emotional “colors” in between—are a P.R.I.M.E (Perpetual Rainbow Inside My Emotions) part of their “inner awesome.”
THE JNP PROJECT, THE START-UP COMPANY THAT GROWS KIDS’ “INNER AWESOME,” ANNOUNCES THE 1ST ANNUAL “INSPIRED BY MOM” GIVEAWAY
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 18, 2015) JNP: Dona Rudderow Sturn’s mom, Helen, insisted that Ms. Rudderow Sturn, an only child born to much older parents, could do whatever she “put her mind to.” That message, which Ms. Sturn remembers hearing when she was in kindergarten, took firm root and grew steadily within the little girl, who grew up to become a creative director and run her own successful advertising agency. Mom repeated her message when Ms. Sturn co-founded The World of Plain Jane in 2003 to address girls’ self-esteem development.
FREE PREQUEL BOOK AND STEEP DISCOUNTS ON BOOKS TO SHOW KIDS THEIR AWESOME TRUTH AND KINDNESS
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 07, 2015) JNP: The Annapolis-based JNP Project is convinced that the important but often dry subject of “developing children’s self-esteem” can be irresistibly engaging, chock-full of “ahas,” and just plain fun. That’s why JNP Project founder/creative director Dona Rudderow Sturn decided to make the Prequel book, The Journey Begins, in JNP’s thirty-one-chapter-book series to develop kids’ self-esteem readily accessible as a free PDF on the JNP webpage: http://janenotplain.com/jj-adventures/ In addition, until June 30 Ms. Sturn’s company is offering digital and soft-cover editions of Book 1: Jane & Jake’s Adventures to Awesome Truth and Book 2: Jane & Jake’s Adventures to Awesome Kindness at a steep discount of $3.99 each.
THE JNP PORJECT REACHES 15 COUNTRIES WITHIN THREE MOHTHS: Introducing a Children’s Book Series to Grow Kids’ Inner Awesome through Character, Courage, and Confidence
ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 29, 2015) JNP: The Annapolis-based JNP Project has a mission: to nurture character, courage, and confidence in children, reaching as many as possible globally to help kids to discover and make choices from their inner awesome (healthy self-esteem). So far, educators and parents from fifteen different countries—in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America (including the U.S.)—have responded.
400 GOOD-DEED BOOMERANGS ARE NOW LAUNCHED AROUND THE WORLD
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 30, 2015) JNP: The response to 11-day-old JNP Project™ Boomerang It! Challenge, promoted only by word of mouth, demonstrates that people want simple—and fun—ways to “do good.” The Challenge has suddenly taken off with an unexpected surge of worldwide interest. Since the launch, JNP Challenge Boomerangs have been requested for participants in Maryland, Missouri, Texas, Utah, New York, North Carolina, California, Canada, Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Spain, and South Africa.
THE JNP PROJECT™, ASKS AREA SCHOOL KIDS TO DISCOVER THEIR “INNER AWESOME” WITH BOOMERANG IT! CHALLENGE BEGINNING MARCH 20TH
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 20, 2015) JNP: The creators of a new self-esteem empowerment storybook series for kids ages 5-12+, will launch Phase One of the Inner Awesome Action “Good Acts Of…” BOOMERANG IT! Challenge with children from area schools, as well as other schools in the nation, on March 20, 2015. On that day, JNP also officially opens its international headquarters at 126 West Street in Annapolis with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 A.M. City officials, local businesses, educators, and other members of the community will be in attendance.
THE JNP PROJECT™, CREATOR OF KIDS”SELF-ESTEEM DEVLEOPMENT BOOKS, ASKS KIDS TO DISCOVER THEIR “INNER AWESOME:” WHILEY H. BATES MIDDLE SCHOOL HELPS LAUNCH “ACTS OF…” BOOMERANG IT” CHALLENGE FEBRUARY 17TH
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 3, 2015) JNP: In addition to the formal ribbon cutting, children from the Wiley H. Bates Middle School will participate in an Inner Awesome Action “Acts Of…” BOOMERANG IT! Challenge later in the day. The kids will be asked to “Do something good. Do it right. Make a Positive Difference.” Their acts of good deeds will then be shared on the JNP website until the Challenge reaches a million. Those good things will then be boomeranged globally.
THE JNP PROJECT™, CREATORS OF NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES ON
SELF-ESTEEM, OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS ANNAPOLIS DOORS WITH FEBRUARY 17TH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 29, 2015) JNP: The JNP Project™, creators of a new self-esteem empowerment storybook series for kids ages 5-12+, will officially open its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at 126 West Street in Annapolis. Federal and city officials, local businesses, educators and other members of the community are expected to attend.
THE JNP PROJECT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS WITH FIRST-EVER CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES FOCUSED ON SELF-ESTEEM DEVELOPMENT
January 2015 – The JNP Project, a self-esteem discovery movement for children (ages 5-12+), has launched the first two books in its multi-book series, Jane & Jake’s Adventures to Awesome. In addition to a focus on building children’s self-esteem, JNP offers both unparalleled artistry and collaboration among published international authors in the story development. The 31 chapter-books, set in three series, are available in traditional as well as digital interactive book formats.