"Stick Your Neck Out" is about creating the changes important to you in your community, nation and the world. It's also about becoming fully alive - about the meaning and passion you can add to your own life through courageous and compassionate service. "Stick Your Neck Out" provides the missing link between ideas and ideals on one hand, and effective action on the other. The message of this book is that everyone's voices and actions can make a difference. The book is packed with provocative thoughts, practical and usable guidance, colorful anecdotes and inspiring stories of real heroes.This is a practical, user-friendly, street-smart guide to creating change that anyone - from seasoned activists to rank beginners - can use to make change happen. It provides a comprehensive tool-kit that will help readers focus their concerns and frustrations into competent, courageous and compassionate initiatives. It features examples and anecdotes from all types of people - artists, truck drivers, doctors, waitresses and others - who have stuck their necks out on issues from poverty to gang violence to environmental pollution.
The Giraffe Heroes Project - a national program inspiring people to stick their necks out for the common good then telling their stories to millions of others through the media, and in schools - has been widely featured in national print and on network television and radio, including "Time", "Parade", "USA Weekend", "The Christian Science Monitor", "The New York Times", CBS, PBS, CNN, ABC, and the "Voice of America".