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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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Summer question: “To Camp, or Not to Camp”

Drop-off, work, pick-up, dinner, drop-off, band practice, softball, pick-up another one… Wait… where’s your sister? The mental image of a parent’s schedule: phew! We’re sure you’re just as ready for the summer as your kids are, but what are your thoughts on sending them away or keeping them close to...

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Parents & Independence Day: What you need to know

Whether you believe Independence Day is best spent at a BBQ, picnic or a fireworks spectacular; take a second to check out your surroundings. It’s always important for adults to model safe and responsible behavior – especially about alcohol – to your kids. Take this holiday as an opportunity to...

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It starts with “Hello”

Finding the best way to begin a conversation about alcohol with your kids isn’t always easy. For parents and kids alike, it can be awkward. Or scary. Or something that can easily be pushed to tomorrow. But like any other discussion, this one can start with a simple “hi”, “hello”...

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A lending hands was given to players in need, hands were shook to say “good game” and the spirit of DC SCORES was seen in the positive attitudes of every player. The 19th annual DC SCORES Jamboree was a huge success this past Saturday and we were so thrilled to be a part of...

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Parents: Girls talk, so you should, too.

Middle school is rough. Whether you have boys, girls or even the most saintly of kids – we’re sure at some point during their middle-school years, you got the eye-roll. Haley Kilpatrick is the founder of Girl Talk, an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program focused on helping young teenaged girls build self-esteem,...

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