Delaware students — don’t miss these amazing youth leadership opportunities!

Today’s student is tomorrow’s leader! Help your students learn to become the best leaders at one of these fantastic leadership opportunities:

America’s Promise Alliance is offering youth scholarships for young people working with their peers to end the dropout crisis to attend the Building a GradNation Summit in Washington, DC in March. For more information, visit America’s Promise Alliance.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is accepting applications for their Youth Advisory Board of young leaders committed to solving childhood obesity issues. To learn more and to apply, visit The Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

FEMA is looking …

Have a heart this Valentine’s Day… and win a $4000 scholarship!

Here’s a simple way to make someones’ day a little brighter — and maybe win a college scholarship in the process! Make a Valentine’s Day card for an older adult in need through the Valentine’s Day Cards for Seniors Scholarships and you’ll be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship.

Deadline is February 14. For more information visit Valentine’s Day Cards for Seniors Scholarships.

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Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. The company offers a unique Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 K-12 Private

generationOn is now accepting nominations for the HASBRO Community Action Hero Award

Do you know a young person who is changing the world? Celebrate his achievements with a nomination to the HASBRO Community Action Hero Awards!

The Hasbro Community Action Hero Award recognizes outstanding young volunteers who show that you are never too young to make a difference in your local or global community. Hasbro Children’s Fund and generationOn will celebrate six young people between the ages of 5 and 18 for their extraordinary community service and volunteer activities at a special recognition event in New York City and award each winner a $1,000 educational scholarship.

A Hasbro Community Action Hero is …

Why are The Arts important for children of all ages?

Recently, a stagnant economy plus increasing expenses for school basics have combined to force educators nationwide to make difficult budget cuts across the board. Deciding exactly where to make those cuts can be a gut-wrenching decision. Eliminate after school activities or sideline sports? Close the curtains on the school play or forego new playground equipment? From kindergarten to college, however, the first cut is often to the “The Arts.” But, is this the right decision?

Erroneously considered an “extra” in education, The Arts are actually a crucial component in the development of higher order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, …

Reading aloud to children… it’s just what the doctor ordered!

By Beverly Stewart, M. Ed.

Did you know that many doctors believe that a child who has never had the experience of being read to is not a fully healthy child?  The American Medical Association feels so strongly on the topic that it has suggested that all doctors prescribe “reading to children!”

Even the youngest children can benefit from parent-child read aloud time. For example, infants revel in the sound of a parent’s voice. The youngest tots come to associate reading with dedicated 1-on-1 parent-child time, snuggled in a warm lap, hearing a fun story and looking at pictures. And, …