In 2014, Bouchard published his first children's ebook, the "Adventures of Ai". The book, music and corresponding mobile game are part of a transmedia project promising to engage children around the world. Bouchard also sponsored the first World Charity Cup in 2014. Children from around the world played the Ai’s Adventure game and competed against children from other countries to raise funds for national charities. This included K is for Kids in recognition of the foundation's dedication to encourage literacy in children, as a “factionless” charity in the "global" category. Factionless charity participants did not represent a single country, and allowed children from all over the world to play on behalf of those organizations. To learn more, visit www.adventures of ai.com
Chairman and CEO of publicly traded Signature Group Holdings, Bouchard is also the Chairman and CEO of privately held Cambelle-Inland, LLC.
Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University (1975), a Master’s Degree in Economics from Illi- nois State University (1977), and an MBA from the University of Chicago (1981). In 2005, Craig was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Illinois). He has been a member of Leadership Greater Chicago, a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston University, the Foundation of the University of Montana, and is currently a member of the Board of Athletics at Duke University. For more information, visit www.craig- bouchard.com.
Jenny wrote “I am Brilliant”, a children’s book on inner beauty and brilliance. She was one of four authors who in 2011 helped K is for Kids launch its children's literacy month celebrations for the Immokalee farm worker children by giving each child attending a complimentary signed book.
Now Lisa can!! Her debut children’s book, “Cat and Crow: An amazing friendship” launched on October 2011. Based on a true story, a wild crow and stray kitten set aside their obvious differences and became best friends. Fleming will be traveling all over to share their story, and also raise awareness about the plight of stray and feral cats, and the need to protect and respect all wildlife. Lisa notes, “If two natural-born enemies can be friends, so can we.”
The way he explains this is: “No matter how big a role I may have had over there, I never felt like it was enough. I always looked at the bigger picture, the grand scheme of things and came to the conclusion that I had much more to share than just serving my country.”
Her first book, award winning Tame Your Manners, released March 2014, received coveted reviews, and has become a bestseller in its genre. Described as, “Madagascar meets manners,” the book continues to charm the hearts of critics and readers alike.Her second book, Sip Tea with Mad Hatter, will release fall 2015 and is anticipated to be another delightful concept for introducing children to good character and tea manners. The book will challenge kids to be creative and, “Think outside the rabbit hole.” An adventure you don’t want to miss! Based on EW Foundation’s KAMP® curriculum, a Character.org 2015 Promising Practices national award winner, her books emphasize good character and core values, while offering an affordable and comprehensive learning solution. Children can enjoy the series at their own pace, or share it as a family or class (ages 5-12). Loretta is devoted to family and committed to the advancement of numerous charities, societies, and educational programs.
Jason Kurek, author/illustrator of The Chronoblood Chronicles, is a proud member of the K is for Kids Advisory Council. For over 15 years, Jason has developed national award winning programming and resource development strategies for local non-profits. Recently, he earned the 2013 Gold MAC Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), for Outstanding Marketing & Communications. Prior to that, as a Fine Arts Coordinator, he created/facilitated programming, which was recognized by BGCA, as the Best Fine Arts Program in the State of Florida in 2007 and 2008. In addition, his original curriculum fostered the creativity of many at-risk young people and led them to win the 2008 BGCA National Fine Arts Exhibition for Best Group Project, as well as, several other regional, state and local accolades.
His epic novel for young adults, The Chronoblood Chronicles, will be digitally released in early 2014.