Kid Spirit is a global coed online magazine and community for deep thinkers with big ideas. Our community is a place where members actively express their views and engage each other through groups and comments. The quarterly magazine is a unique forum for kids to tackle age-old questions that affect us all. We want to help the young people of the world show their colors and share each other’s cultures, art, beliefs, ethics, and values. Our goal is to encourage varied perspectives and contribute to greater mutual understanding in our lives and our world. Each issue of the magazine has a thought-provoking theme that draws in readers and urges further exploration. Our Editorial Board meets to discuss future issues, edit current submissions, have fun, and eat cookies. We invite submissions in the form of poetry, artwork, and articles from readers around the world.
-The KidSpirit Editorial Board
Carla Craig has 40 years of experience as a lawyer and a judge; she has served as a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2000, and as chief judge since 2007. She has been a KidSpirit board member since its inception and has proudly watched it grow into a global community.
Lewis Dabney is Executive Director of the Key Bridge Foundation, and a leader in the field of conflict resolution with 25 years experience specializing in civil rights mediation, restorative justice, ethnic and religious conflict, program management, system design, and training.
Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, MM, is the Founder and Executive Director of KidSpirit. She has published a number of articles on youth development and presented about KidSpirit at events sponsored by the United Nations, Yale Divinity School, Princeton University, the NYC Office of the Mayor of the City of New York Center for Faith and Community Partnerships, the Religion Communicators Council, the Big I Conference, Columbia University, Search Institute and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
He is the Independent Chairman of the board of directors of Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. and President and CEO of PG Consulting, a management consulting company that assists corporations and nonprofits. Prior to this Mr. Gaston was President of the Western Union Foundation; served as the Senior Advisor to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; and was President of the Verizon Foundation.
Jonathan Hochman is a founding partner of Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, a litigation and art law boutique. He also serves as a director on the boards of the Tricycle Foundation and the Key Bridge Foundation.
Karen Humphries Sallick serves as president of The Priority Group, a management consulting firm she founded in 1996. She cofounded and is president of Contacts 411, a privacy-centric contacts updating app. Karen also serves on the boards of Phillips Academy, WSHU (a Connecticut NPR station), and the Innovative & Advanced Cancer Research Foundation.
Kristin currently serves as the Director of Pastoral Care and Community at Trinity Church Wall Street. Prior to her work in New York, Kristin was the Chaplain for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
Jane Quinn is a social worker whose five-plus decades of experience include direct service with children and families, program development, fundraising, grantmaking, research, and advocacy. She served as the Vice President for Community Schools at Children’s Aid, where she directed the National Center for Community Schools. Jane is currently a doctoral student in Urban Education at the City University of New York.
Janice Roddenbery has spent 37 years in paid, volunteer, and leadership positions in the nonprofit sector in the fields of education, the arts, religion, and social services. Formerly she was a language teacher, and a business writer and editor.
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