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Remember 9/11 with a Day of Service

Today is the 11th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack in history. Many of us remember where we were the moment we heard the tragic reports from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania field. As we watched the unbelievable footage of the buildings falling apart, our...

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Grandparents Day is Sunday!

Did you know this Sunday is Grandparents Day? Take the time to celebrate your grandparents, whether they’re near or far. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day as Grandparents Day in 1978. The idea originated with Ms. Marian McQuade from West Virginia. Her motivation was to remember lonely...

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Lisa Graham Keegan: Help your child face the unknown

The follwing post comes courtest of Lisa Graham Keegan, member of our National Advisory Board and education advocate.   As summer begins to wane, and the new school year approaches, we parents feel conflicted. While the advertisement that has the father skipping through aisles of school supplies singing “It’s the Most...

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A London Recap

Ello, Friends! We are back from our trip to London with the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy’s “Choose to Matter” contest winners. It was a whirlwind tour, to say the least. We started off the adventure at the women’s soccer final- witnessing the historic USA win over Japan. In the following days,...

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How does a school nurse help kids stay healthy?

The following post is via Rebecca Perzanowski, School Nurse at the FAIR School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have been a school nurse for 7 years. I have the privilege of working with over a thousand Kindergarten through 12th graders in urban and suburban schools. Before becoming a school nurse I worked as a...

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JFSLA + TCC: Ready for London!

Like most folks, everyone here at The Century Council has been keeping up with the Olympic Games each night. For that reason, we’re excited to send our own Tyler Allen to the final 3 days of the Games to document the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy “Choose to Matter” contest winners. The 4...

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A Special Summer Event

At a rare Summer-time event, the Ask, Listen, Learn team had a great morning at the Havre de Grace Boys and Girls Club in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Representative Ruppersberger and Mayor Dougherty talked to the group of kids ages 5-15 about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and...

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Bryan Clay: how to talk to your kids about underage drinking

I love being a part of the Ask, Listen, Learn team because it lets me talk with young people about the powerful effect making good choices (like saying “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking) has on their future. And it’s so fulfilling to meet and talk with kids...

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Welcome our new partner: Together Counts!

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Together Counts, an initiative of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF).  Together Counts™ is a nationwide program that seeks to inspire active and healthy living, especially among youth. The principle behind this effort is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with...

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We bow to the TKD king: Steven Lopez

The most decorated athlete in Taekwondo and Ask, Listen, Learn Superstar Steven Lopez took a break from his intense training schedule for the Games to sit down for a quick chat with the Ask, Listen, Learnteam! What advice did he have for us? Keep reading and see for yourself! Q: Steven, you are...

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