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It’s Run@Work Day!

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s lace up those sneakers! Did you know today is National Run@Work Day? We admire our Superstars living a healthy lifestyle and travel to schools across the country to encourage kids to say “NO” to underage drinking, but even when our office is busy, we all like to stay in shape...

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Mallory Weggeman overcame adversity to win

We’re proud to work with many top-notch athletes as our Ask, Listen, Learn Superstars. Their drive and determination inspires us and over a million kids who have pledged to live a healthy lifestyle. Mallory Weggemann is one of those Superstars. Mallory swam in the Paralympics that ended just a few short days ago. Just...

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Happy national peanut day!

Did you know today is national peanut day? Peanuts are actually not a nut, they’re in the legumes family! They’re high in fiber, naturally trans-fat and sodium free, and they contain more protein than any other ‘nut’. You can find more facts here, but why not celebrate national peanut day with...

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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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