Kim  Karr

Kim Karr

Antioch, United States

#ICANHELP empowers students to take the lead and supports educators online

Kim Karr spent 13 years as a middle school teacher prior to dedicating her talents to #ICANHELP on a full-time basis. Since that time, #ICANHELP has spoken to more than 450,000 students in the United States and Canada. #ICANHELP just teamed up with The Well Being Trust Foundation to work on Mental Health & Digital Wellness. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, Twitter, Google, Facebook, Supercell and more influencers and tech industries are also partnered with #ICANHELP. Kim has inspired thousands of people to join the #ICANHELP movement to choose a more positive life both on and offline and use #Digital4Good. Her enthusiasm for life is irresistible and infectious for both students and adults.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

HundrED’s community brings together people from all over the world who want to make society better, and #ICANHELP’s scalable digital programs can help students push for global change.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education empowers students to think critically, find solutions, and bring them to life. Students have the drive and passion; it’s up to us to provide the education they need--from standard subjects to digital literacy and social enrichment-- to seize every opportunity.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is our contemporary term for invention. To innovate, to invent, to evolve beyond the constraints of ordinary imagination is the only way to change education for the better. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Innovation is the only remedy.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

Tagtiv8 Active Learning for their unique approach in combining physical education with English, Math, and other classroom subjects.

Linguacuisine for how they use cuisine to build bridges between different cultures while teaching students new languages.

(Don’t) Guess My Race for their direct and creative engagement with race and identity to help students learn acceptance and empathy and break down bias.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

Find Your Grind creates lifestyle-driven experiential learning opportunities for youth. They combine digital career assessments with mentorship opportunities to help students define their own path. engages students in service-learning programs and provides educators with tools and resources to teach students about tough subjects like race, equality, and mental health.

Apple For The Teacher designs educational resources for schools, teachers, and home educators with kid-friendly worksheets and presentations that are designed to inspire a love of learning and creativity.