Get Inspired
Flora Diaz
Learning Together. This week we're celebrating a love for learning. We invite your family to think about all of the moments when you got to explore you passions through education. Check out this Moth Story by Flora Diaz recounting her emotional bonding experience with her middle school science experiment.

School allows us to explore our passions, get excited about learning, and discover new things about ourselves. School also gives us space to make mistakes, learn from them, and, like in Flora's case, laugh about it later. *Content Warning* for language at 5:25.

This video was produced by  The Moth , an organization dedicated to promoting the art and craft of storytelling and honoring and celebrating the diversity and commonality of human experience.
Let's Talk
After listening to Flora's story, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you about Flora's story? What made you laugh?

  • What project at school sparked passion for you? What was your favorite thing you learned?

  • How can making mistakes help us learn in the future? Have you ever made a mistake in the past that is now a funny story to tell?

  • Bonus! Just because school is out for the summer, doesn't mean that learning stops. Take some time to research something you are passionate about!

Do Something
Summer Book Club
Start up a summer book club with friends and family. What books have you been excited to read but just haven't found the time? Try organizing a Summer Book Club with a small group of friends to explore your favorite reads together!

Make a game plan together. Decide on a book and pick a number of pages or chapters to read each week that feels doable. Set a time to meet and reflect on the contents together. A book club allows us to learn, laugh, and explore new topics in a stress free environment. Call up your friends and get reading!

Support a local bookstore when you read. Some of our favorites offering online shopping and curbside pick up are Semicolon , Unabridged Books , The Underground Bookstore , and Women and Children First!
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Community Connection
Chicago HOPES for Kids
Support Chicago students. Our friends at Chicago HOPES for Kids are organizing a drive to support Chicago students experiencing homelessness.

Preparation for the next school year starts now! Check out this list of needed school supply items that Chicago HOPES is collecting for their back to school support program.

If you're interested in donating, email to schedule a drop off.

Please wear a mask, gloves, and maintain social distance when shopping and dropping off donations. If you or a family member are not feeling well, please refrain from donating at this time.
New Honeycomb Pins!
We have a NEW  Honeycomb at Home  pin to add to your collection! After you complete 5 activities,  contact us with your address and pictures of your work. We'll send your pin straight to your door! Share your work on social media and tag #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject
Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.