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Making a difference as a part of your life

July 28, 2014 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

There’s no doubt doing something for someone else can make you feel good. But there are other benefits to volunteering as well, such as learning new skills, connecting with people you might not have otherwise gotten to know and showing responsibility by committing to a helping opportunity. Other benefits aren’t exactly selfless – such as […]

Roll up your sleeve, it’s time to donate blood

July 28, 2014 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

At 18 years old, my friend was asked to donate blood by an American Red Cross student volunteer. Initially she said no, but finally made a deal with the volunteer that she would donate if he would do something that made her laugh. The boy agreed and tried a few unsuccessful jokes, then pretended to […]

Get physical

July 28, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Children today are only one-quarter as active as their grandparents, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. At a time when concerns about childhood obesity abound, it’s important to make physical activity part of the daily routine. Begin incorporating physical activity into daily life in the preschool years and you’ll set the stage for a […]

Sing a little song, do a little dance

Sing a little song, do a little dance

July 28, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

While growing up, summer always meant several things to me, no school, nice weather, family vacation, but most importantly, summer camp. Between camp and community events, there are plenty of activities where children can have fun while enriching their time away from school. Summer is the perfect time to have fun with learning that focuses […]