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 …

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 …

May is “Get Caught Reading Month.” Back to Basics helps with a free children’s book giveaway!

Winterthur Point to Point Steeplechase, Success Won't Wait Book Giveaway“Get Caught Reading Month” is a nationwide campaign launched in 1999 to remind us how much fun it is to read! At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, we are sincerely committed to helping kids of all ages improve their reading skills. And, as part of our ongoing partnership with the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, this weekend we will co-host a children’s book giveaway at Winterthur’s Point-to-Point Steeplechase.

The event will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 on the grounds of historic Winterthur Museum and Gardens. The book giveaway is part of the Kids Fun Hunt, a …

May 1 – 5, 2017 is National Charter Schools Week. Celebrate success!

National Charter Schools WeekToday is the first day of National Charter Schools Week! Every year, National Charter Schools Week provides the chance to raise awareness about amazing Charter schools. Week-long celebrations honor the educators, families, leaders, and community members who are opening doors of opportunity through high-quality charter schools.

In Delaware, that includes:

  • Academia Antonia Alonso
  • Academy of Dover
  • Campus Community School
  • Charter School of Wilmington
  • Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security
  • Delaware Design-Lab High School
  • Delaware Military Academy
  • Early College High School @ DSU
  • EastSide Charter School
  • Family Foundations Academy
  • First State Military Academy
  • First State Montessori Academy
  • Freire Charter School