Crystal Rose McGinnis

Educator, Writer, Performer, Volunteer

Professional Memberships & Committees

National Association for the Education of Young Children


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December 29, 2018

Kwanzaa Night #2 (December 27th)

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Kwanzaa Night #3 (December 28th)

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our br...

December 27, 2018

Tonight is the first night of Kwanzaa. The Nguzo Saba are the Seven Principles, which are based on values in African culture. The principles are spoken in Swahili and then English. Each night, a candle is lit and a the principle of that day is presented and discussed....

December 27, 2018

Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated by African-Americans across the U.S., from December 26th - January 1st. I have personally celebrated Kwanzaa for many years and in the last few years, it has become important to me to share my celebration with others in my community. I f...

August 21, 2018

Over the weekend, we went on a Game Drive through Maasai Mara National Reserve, reveered as one of the Wonders of the World. It was spectacular. Below are a few highlights, but for my full, unfiltered album of pictures click here.

August 20, 2018

This past weekend, I joined the children and staff of Riziki on their big trip to the Maasai Mara area of Kenya (learn more here). They only take a trip like this every few years so I feel very fortunate to be invited to join them. We stayed at Mara Experience Home Sta...

August 20, 2018

When I realized that Kenyan customs might cause problems (mid-air on my flight between Dubai and Nairobi), I began gathering my lists of everything I packed and tallied up EVERYTHING I brought. Let me be clear, this is not everything I received. I still have my car ful...

August 15, 2018

Here are my reflections on my first week of volunteering at Riziki Children's Home. I apologize for the picture quality. My computer camera is not as good as my phone :-(

August 14, 2018

I have launched a kid-friendly YouTube channel with videos from my travels. I may not always post those videos on my blog, so please subscribe to Miss Crystal Travels the World!

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