Release Date: May 2005
MAY 4th - BOOK TOUR UNITES HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR & RESCUER
OH -- Stuart Muszynski, life-long Cleveland resident and author
of Searching for Values: A Grandmother, a Grandson
and the Discovery of Goodness (Hiram College, 2005), and Leonard
Teski of Warsaw, Poland will speak at Joseph Beth Booksellers
at Legacy Village on May 9th at 7 pm. Teski’s parents
protected Muszynski’s parents and grandmother from the
Nazis during WWII. The May 5th book tour launch date at the
City Club of Cleveland commemorates Holocaust Remembrance
Day and the 60th Anniversary of Liberation. The tour includes
events in Cleveland, Boca Raton and Chicago and will build
alliances between Jews, Polish Christians and other groups.
Stuart Muszynski is the Co-Founder and CEO of Project Love® Remember
the Children Foundation (www.projectlove.org). Searching
for Values interweaves the dramatic story of Stuart
families’ history with the story of Stuart’s journey
toward founding Project Love.
Together, the two men tell an inspiring story about a cycle
of kindness that was begun in pre-war Poland with their two
grandmothers and is now spreading kindness to thousands of U.S.
teenagers today. Since 1994, Project Love has trained more than
31,000 teens to reduce violence by building a culture of kindness,
caring and mutual respect in their schools. Partial proceeds
of all book sales benefit Project Love.
At www.searchingforvalues.com grandchildren will be able to
publish stories that describe their grandparents’ acts
of kindness, heroism, persistence and courage. The book encourages
inter-generational dialogue about values and kindness. Searching
for Values is geared toward high school and college students
and a general audience. High school and college curricula are
now being developed featuring the book.
Release Date: July 2005
GRANDPARENTS CAN TRANSFORM THE WORLD
Project Love Co-Founder
asks teens to share their grandparents’ stories
to promote values in the classroom.
Cleveland, OH--In U.S. high schools 80% of students admit to
having actively cheated in the past year. Theft by American
small business employees totals nearly $40 billion annually.
School coaches nationwide are quitting in record numbers as
parents’ misbehavior at kids’ sporting events reaches
an all-time high.
Searching for a solution to our culture’s
ethics gap, Stuart Muszynski,
Co-Founder of the Cleveland-based character education group
argues we need look no further than our own grandparents: “By sharing
their life stories with grandchildren in an honest and authentic way, grandparents
can transform the values of the next generation.” Muszynski tells the
story of how his own grandmother inspired him to transform his life choices
in Searching for Values: A Grandmother, a Grandson and the Discovery
of Goodness (Hiram College Press, 2005). The book will be published in September in connection
with National Grandparents Day.
Both the book and its companion website can
serve as resources for educators, grandparents, parents and teens. At www.searchingforvalues.com grandchildren
are invited to learn how to interview grandparents, post grandparents’ life
stories on the web, and blog with peers about lessons they’ve learned.
Students at Hollywood High (Hollywood, CA) and Beachwood High (Beachwood,
OH) will begin using these tools this summer and fall to help research and
share their grandparents’ stories.
Muszynski believes his “Goodness Through Grandparents” Initiative
can help change headlines for the next generation, “If executives at
Enron and WorldCom had asked themselves, ‘What would my grandmother
want me to do?’, those companies’ employees would still have their
jobs.” Searching for Values will be available in September at bookstores,
Amazon.com and directly from Hiram College for $19.95.