VISION & MISSION
PRESERVING CHILDHOOD FOR EVERY CHILD through the vehicles of EMPATHY: STORYTELLING & CREATIVE PLAY-which we believe preserve’s humankind & our natural world! For, where we teach, model and show EMPATHY, kindness and love we will have manifested a powerfully, loving RIPPLE EFFECT! We call this the “EMPATHY RIPPLE!" Empowering youth with EMPATHY to spring into compassionate action will, in turn empower the adults in their homes, schools and communities to do the same worldwide!
Purposeful education and outreach worldwide through technology(online) in person and through children's television and our other venues! The specific purpose of our 501 (c) (3) nonprofit is to provide education, training, and opportunity to learn about social and ecological justice. We model and teach equity and anti-racist, shared humanity and sustainability practices. These actions of love, EMPATHY, peace, service, and creative play are at the heart of building and repairing communities (including OUR worldwide community) affected and impacted by a lack of understanding of human diversity. Specifically, the nonprofit will provide education & training through Online workshops, events, written composition, creative/original works of art, theater, music, television, and ultimately, the creation of an institution of higher learning as avenues of spreading the mission & vision of SissyMarySue Education Fund!
5 Star Amazon and Barnes & Noble
March 05, 2015
I was blessed to be able to take this journey between the unlikely pairing of a girl and a cheetah. This story flows so very well, it is a great and exciting adventure. The book brings forward messages of self-esteem, empathy, and joy, in an atmosphere of love and diversity. This story is a fun read, for adults and children of all ages. The story reads in rhyming verse from beginning to end, a real treat. In Summary, this book (with discussion ideas and other conversation initiators) , entertains, takes us on a journey- however most importantly is an open declaration of love to our human family
LarryBGreen. Barnes & Noble Review
March 11, 2015
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is and excellent story for all.Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is and excellent story for all. The message that the book is trying to send is one about self esteem and empathy. Sissymarysue does an excellent job trying to reach readers and inspire them to take action in their own lives. I would definitely recommend this book for all ages!
Anonymous.Barnes & Noble Review
March 22, 2015
This is a wonderful book that teaches children an important lesson while telling a great story. The rhymes are fun to read, and children will love the songs. The journey of friendship between a girl and a cheetah is something that both young and old can relate to. A great mix of storytelling and teaching.
Joe. Amazon Review
March 21, 2014
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is a beautiful book that grew out of the author's experience as a Rotary Safe Water & Sanitation Volunteer among the Barabaig Tribe in Tanzania, East Africa. A tender experience that recounts relationships - friends, family, and ties to the animal kingdom -- in poetic form, the author has produced a beautifully written and illustrated book with the help of young students whom she taught and mentored. The product of selfless compassion and love, this book can be used academically or as a good personal read for young and old. Sandra Schley, Ph.D.
Sandra Schely. Amazon Review
March 11, 2015
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is and excellent story for all.Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is and excellent story for all. The message that the book is trying to send is one about self esteem and empathy. SissyMarySue does an excellent job trying to reach readers and inspire them to take action in their own lives. I would definitely recommend this book for all ages!
Anonymous. Amazon Review
March 05, 2015
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is a fantastic journey that takes place between a girl and a cheetah, the story flows well for both adults as well as children of all ages. Showing empathy, kindness, joy and love in a great example of diversity this story speaks to increased self esteem as well. After saying all that, please note that this book is just a fun read, with rhyming word from beginning to end. In summary, this book is an open declaration of love- to the human family, no matter where they live.
Larry. G. Amazon Review
March 05, 2015
I was blessed to be able to take this journey between the unlikeIy pairing of a girl and a cheetah. This story flows so very well, it is a great and exciting adventure. The book brings forward messages of self-esteem, empathy, and joy, in an atmosphere of love and diversity. This story is a fun read, for adults and children of all ages. The story reads in rhyming verse from beginning to end, a real treat. In Summary, this book (with discussion ideas and other conversation initiators) , entertains, takes us on a journey- however most importantly is an open declaration of love to our human family-
LarryBGreen. Amazon Review
January 28, 2015
It is wonderful book fill with empathy, embracing individual differences and acceptance. The book emphasize on the “Human Family” and what it means to love unconditionally regardless of cultural, race, gender, and in the case of the Cheetah, species. The story is informative, entertaining and heartwarming. Everyone can relate to the Cheetah, especially his quest to find where he belongs. This is an amazing book that can be read by parents to their kids, and by teachers to their students; I highly recommend it.
Francelia G. Dennison. Amazon Review
January 12, 2015
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is a beautiful read for adults as well as children-best read together. The illustrations are beautiful, culturally respectful and informative, the message is one of friendship, belonging and connectedness. It is a wonderful book used with the curriculum guide included as a school resource. Karen Monson
Karen Monson. Amazon Review
December 27, 2014
"Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" is a wonderful book that will teach many children about the power of empathy and love. In this world today I think too many children lack the knowledge of empathy and this book will definitely help change that. I would highly recommend this book for teachers who want to teach their students a powerful message and for parents who want to read their children a wonderful bedtime story about love and empathy.
Stacy. Amazon Review
December 27, 2014
This is a beautifully illustrated tale of friendship and love, bringing the powerful message of the importance of empathy to both heal and connect. SissyMarySue has created a gem.
Theresa Crawford. Amazon Review
December 15, 2014
“Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope” is such a rewarding book with a wonderful message for everyone. The beautiful, colorful illustrations are a real plus! But, best of all, the book’s message is easy to understand. The message encourages the reader to care and to understand that being different is "OK." A parent can read the book to a child in their early years and have fun discussing the story with him or her. And as the child grows, the book can be read by the youngster again and again...helping each young person continue to care about others and also believe in himself. I keep my book out on our coffee table...my kids and grand kids love it!
December 15, 2014
I know the author because she is a colleague of mine. She is an extraordinary woman who has for years now invested her life and heart into this book, and SissyMarySue as a person is all heart. She has high aspirations for this book; to touch people around the world and to break down the walls that separate us as a world community. If you value social justice and have a propensity for thinking from an international perspective, "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" will speak to you.
December 13, 2014
A wonderful book! Beautifully illustrated and wrapped around a compelling story. This is a charming tale about the relationship between a young girl and a cheetah with jelly bean spots in need of a friend. It will inspire you the way it describes the universal truth about caring and loving. A great gift with the right life lessons for your children.s.
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