Why summer is the perfect time for student volunteerism

What are your kids doing this summer? Hanging out by the pool, sleeping late, and heading to the mall are certainly all fun ways to spend the summer! But, in addition to all of that downtime, why not help your kids volunteer some free time to important programs across the country?

One way is through Youth Volunteer Corps.It’s easy to get started. Simply find your local YVC affiliate  to learn more about summer programs in your area. If there is not currently a YVC in your area, you can even start one. (Most YVC Affiliates are hosted by local …

Serious prep for the October 7th SAT test begins NOW

It’s the most important test that most high school students will take. Yet, many don’t prepare for it beyond a few late night cram sessions or half-hearted attempts at online practice exams.

Contrary to popular (and somewhat wishful) thinking, SAT scores do matter. Sometimes, a lot.

Because, while strong academics are still the foundation of admissions counselors’ selection criteria, a stellar SAT score — or a dismal one — can make or break a student’s chances at a “reach college.” In fact, according to Peterson’s, one of the most accurate sources for school listings, scholarships, and admissions information, “Your SAT …

Back to Basics Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. named to the “Top 100” for The John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award

Each year, The John Maxwell Team identifies exceptional business leaders across the nation and throughout Canada who stand out in their communities, in their careers, and in their daily lives. And, the John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award was created to recognize these special people who go beyond themselves to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

From amongst thousands of applicants each year, the Top 100 Semifinalist list is selected. This year, the Top 100 includes Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Founder and Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

Beverly, along with the other 99 business leaders recognized, is working …

Making a difference in our community! Back to Basics gives away over 600 children’s books

Back to Basics community service, volunteerism, Success Won't Wait book giveaway, Winterthur Point to Point Steeplechase
A volunteer mans the Back to Basics children’s book giveaway at the 2017 Winterthur Point to Point Steeplechase.

Each year, folks from all over the East Coast look forward to the Winterthur Point-to-Point Steeplechase. The event annually draws a crowd of almost 30,000, eager to see the thrilling horse races, the collection of vintage Rolls Royce automobiles, and the stunning traditional carriage parade, all while hosting tailgate parties that would make Martha Stewart proud.

At Back to Basics, we love the pageantry of Point-to-Point, too. But, we also look forward to the fun-filled event for another reason — the …

Thank a teacher. It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week, Back to Basics, Delaware
Showing our teachers how much we appreciate all that they do! Day 1 of Teacher Appreciation Week at Back to Basics starts with a healthy breakfast… yum!

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to celebrate the hard work of exceptional teachers and to say thank you. Teacher’s Appreciation Week has been the celebrated during the first week of May since 1984 and is designated to honor teacher’s throughout the nation.

Teachers give us so much. And, though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation …