$5,000 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes deadline: April 15

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment.

The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. For more information or to enter, visit Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes     

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Delaware’s college-bound seniors should review the Delaware Community Foundation’s Scholastic Compendium; Thousands in tuition assistance available!

The Delaware Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health and cultural entities throughout the First State. With over 1,000, more than $200 million in assets and annual grants of about $15 million, the Foundation provides a lasting source of charitable funding to benefit Delawareans now and for generations to come.

Students can complete just one application for multiple scholarships to be awarded for the 2014-2015 school year! Read the compendium carefully — opportunities are available for students in all three Delaware counties.

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Host families needed in Wilmington, Delaware for Renascentia Hall International student program

Renascentia Hall International is currently looking for families to host international high school students who will be attending Back to Basics K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware from mid-March through mid-June, 2014. Hosts receive a stipend to cover the student’s food, lodging, and school transportation.

Hosting an international student is very rewarding and a way to experience another culture! The benefits are endless when you open your heart and home to welcome a new son or daughter into your family. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce an international teenager to the American lifestyle. All candidates are exceptional students with

$25,000 Peace First Fellowship deadline is March 17

The Peace First Prize is your chance to celebrate the powerful contributions of the youth peacemakers. The Prize will recognize 5-10 young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage and ability to create collaborative change through a two-year $25,000 Peace First Fellowship

Read ten inspiring stories of 2013’s Peace First Fellows who are doing amazing work and apply today at Peace First Prize.

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Another snow day? It’s a perfect opportunity to get kids to snuggle up with a great book!

By Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

This winter is shaping up to be a cold one. With snow on the ground and more predicted, it looks like families will be sharing lots of “snow days” this winter.

Of course, a day off from school means sledding, snowball fights, and the obligatory snowman or two. But, once the novelty of the winter wonderland wears thin, turn off the television, unplug the electronics and offer up a great book.

Bored with your home library’s offerings? Stash away a few exciting, new books for this specific purpose! Pre-plan with a trip to the local library …