How to engage youth in service on 9-11 Day

9-11 Day LogoThe goal of 9/11 Day is to provide a positive way for all people to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world.

Learn more at www.911day.org and www.Serve.gov or download “We Serve to Remember: 10 Themes for Engaging Youth in Service on 9/11” at www.YSA.org/911day

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As the new school year quickly approaches parents ask, “How many extracurricular activities are too many?”

LOGO_medium (1)For high school students, extracurricular activities can be a wonderful addition to a standard academic curriculum. For the child who dreams of career in law, the Debate Team may be a powerful draw. For the student who spends all of her extra time at the pottery wheel, the Art Club is a natural fit. And, for the child who envisions a semester abroad as part of his future, learning the correct answer to “Parlez vous Français?” during French Club makes simply sense.

Extracurricular activities allow students to express themselves in a different manner than they do in the traditional classroom. …

Nelson Mandela Day is July 18. How will you serve your community?

Nelson Mandela DayNelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life: Free yourself. Free others. Serve every day.

Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the footsteps of Madiba, a man who transformed his life, served his country, and freed his people.

Learn how you can take action on July 18 at www.MandelaDay.com

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My child has been diagnosed with autism… now what?

Cute little boy with bookThe statistics are alarming. According to the CDC (2014) the prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). The incidence of autism is, without question, on the rise and can only be partially attributed to improved diagnosis.

But, what is Autism, exactly?

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a set of complex — and frequently misunderstood — disorders of brain development. According to a recently published article by Emily Willingham in Scientific American, “These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal …

Favorite field trips make summer learning fun for the whole family!

state agencies for educationAccording to Education columnist Jay Matthews in The Washington Post, “The field trip, once woven into the American school experience, is in decline.” This is especially troubling because studies have shown that children learn much from field trips that they can’t get from teacher lectures or textbook pages.Lucky for those of us who live in the tri-state area, there are a slew of interesting, kid-friendly destinations in all directions. And this summer, parents can bridge that gap left by schools and take a few day trips that mix a little learning in with the fun.

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