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Rolling Out Fall with Apple Recipes!

We weren’t quite ready for pumpkin recipes, but we thought we’d get fall started with some apple recipes we collected from around the web! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon lemon...

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Debbie Phelps talks role of educator on preventing underage drinking

Parents take it upon themselves to start tough conversations with their kids at home – but, teachers, do you keep that conversation going in the classroom? What red flags do you look for to better understand what your students are going through, and what are the important things to remember...

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New School Year: 3 Tips to face peer pressure together.

Now that you’ve (somewhat) settled into the new school year, let’s talk about the next steps. As a parent of a Middle Schooler, it’s important to recognize the struggles that they face, or will face, with this new chapter. has created an important infographic to explore the ways to...

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Cook Time with Remmi: Back to School Snacks!

Our Superstar and long-time friend Remmi Smith from “Cook Time with Remmi” has been up to so much since the last time we caught up with her. 14-year-old Remmi Smith is star of “Cook Time with Remmi,” and “The Culinary Kid,” shows through which she encourages kids to take her “C.H.E.F....

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Back to School Teacher Spotlight: Stephen Ritz

It’s not every day you see attendance go from 43% to 93% in the classroom. Stephen Ritz, a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx district is an inspiration and we’re excited to put the spotlight on this teacher’s unbelievable success is turning around not only his classroom, but uniting...

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Kicking off Back to School with DC SCORES [VIDEO]

The last yells of summer echoed on the field of Marie Reed Elementary School in Washington, DC, as our Ask, Listen, Learn team paid a visit to our partners at DC SCORES to check out the final week of their summer camp and get ready for Back to School season. We talked with participants,...

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Girls weigh in: The impact of LeaderU

We are two friends Cate Dymowski (15) and Grace Williams (16), who had the fantastic opportunity to experience the LeaderU Girl Talk Summit at American University in Washington, D.C. If you don’t know what Girl Talk is, let us enlighten you. Girl Talk is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping...

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Back to school: there’s an app for that!

We hope your summer was filled with lots of Vitamin D and activity. Now that it’s back to school season, we thought we’d get into the swing of things by launching our new app, Grab the Goodies! It’s just the right platform to get your kids’ brains moving again, while...

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Parenting 101: Back to School with Debbie Phelps

We sat down with our Superstar Debbie Phelps to talk about why our program is so important come back to school time. With every new school year, comes new peer pressures and people that could influence how your kid makes decisions. Be aware and conscious of how  you can help...

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