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60 Mindful Minutes

Feb 23, 2019

Guest Bio

Barbara A. Lewis is an award-winning author and educator who teaches kids how to think and solve real problems. Her curriculum in character development and social activism for kids and teens has formed the basis of several books, including “The Kid's Guide to Social Action” and “The Kid's Guide to Service Projects." When she taught at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, her students initiated the cleanup of hazardous waste, improved sidewalks, planted thousands of trees, and fought crime. They instigated and pushed through several state laws and an amendment to a national law, garnering 10 national awards, including two President’s Environmental Youth Awards. Learn more at



Raising kids that become social activists might seem like a lofty goal, especially when many of us adults haven’t figured out how to fit volunteering and social activism into our own lives. In this episode, my co-host (Andy Hill of the Marriage, Kids and Money podcast) and I speak with national award-winning author and educator Barbara A. Lewis about how we can all start to see ourselves as part of a greater whole.


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