National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity raise awareness of the experiences and needs of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. Pack A Backpack Drive is The Teen Toolbox’s annual National Foster Care Month event. During the month of May we have collected and distributed new and gently used backpacks (duffel bags, and luggage) and new personal hygiene items to teenage males in group homes, foster homes, and homeless shelters.
Today is the last day to donate: toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, hand sanitizer, deodorant, soap, acne products, lotion, powder, shampoo, conditioner, shaving items, etc. We are also collecting disposable cameras and wallets.
What I Know Now:
There are two books written for young adults that have been recommended to me in the last week. The books are:
The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter – and how to make the most of them now by Meg Jay, PhD
Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig
The disclaimer I was given is that the books are most likely more appealing to professionals who work with young adults than to young adults themselves. I plan to check them out soon.
I am a strong proponent of reading for all ages. Here is a photo recap of my favorite books for teens:
What: The 7th Flag Takeover is an ALL GIRLS event taking place at Six Flags America on June 1, 2013. The ladies will experience:
When: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Where: SIX FLAGS AMERICA, 12710 Central Avenue, Mitchellville, MD 20721
Ages: 11-16 years old – Prince George’s County Residents only.
Admission: $26 – Registration due by May 17th
Nicki Sanders, MSW, Chief Visionary Officer
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Biological Mothers, Adopted Mothers, Foster Mothers, Step Mothers, Grandmothers, God Mothers, Mothers In Law, and Mother Figures. THANK YOU!
The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room. -Henry Ward Beecher
There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. -Jill Churchill
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. -Sophia Loren
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Yesterday was National Teacher Day (May 7, 2013). Did you thank a teacher?
This blog post is dedicated to all the amazing teachers preparing a new generation of change world changers! THANK YOU!!
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
–Henry Brooks Adams
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
–William Arthur Ward
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”
–Mark Van Doren
“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”