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Give thanks for a healthy Thanksgiving

We’re sure there are tons of articles and blog posts out there telling you “don’t eat too much” on Thanksgiving. It can be the most stressful day of the year for dieters or health fanatics, but this year, we have found some recipes to put those anxieties at ease. With...

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Bryan Clay’s Fit4Fall 5K: A great success!

This weekend, the Ask, Listen, Learn team was hard at work in Glendora, California for Bryan Clay’s 2ndannual Fit4Fall 5k Run! Last year was a huge success with over 300 parents and kids running the race, but this year blew the last one out of the water. Even though it was...

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Snuggle up and sleep for a safer drive in the morning!

Since Daylight Savings Time started, we’re all driving in the dark more often. Your alarm schedule may be off or you may be cramming in stressful projects before the end of the year with less time to sleep. The darkness of the road and the weather could easily cause you...

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Live from the AMLE Conference in Portland…

I am so excited to be in beautiful Portland, OR, where the leaves have changed and are dropping!  I am demonstrating the Ask, Listen and Learn program to hundreds of people who work with middle school kids. We have a booth at the 39th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education –...

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Honor our Veterans

Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11. While many of us have a holiday off work, we’re encouraged to think about the men and women who have served in our military and sacrificed years of their lives in defense of this great country. Veteran’s Day is to honor our living and deceased...

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Happy to be a part of The DC Scores Fall Frenzy

On Saturday, October 27th, over 800 poet athletes representing 27 DC SCORES elementary schools descended on recently renovated, just opened Anacostia Park for the 15th annual DC SCORES Fall Frenzy!  On the banks of the river in Southeast Washington, DC, 9 soccer fields were set up as well as numerous...

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A Post- Halloween Potluck

Happy day-after Halloween, friends! We hope everyone had a fun and safe night roaming around the neighborhood or handing out treats to all the little goblins! Here at The Century Council, we had to postpone our Halloween shin-dig to the day after Halloween due to the power outages and closings...

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Guest blog from SPARK: How to have a happy, healthy Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and as fun as this spooky holiday is for kids and parents alike, the main focus tends to be on stockpiling tons of those sweet, sugary treats that we try not to indulge in too much. Fear not: you and your kids can still enjoy a...

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Exciting news for the Ask, Listen, Learn team

Hey Ask, Listen, Learn team! We wanted you all to be the first to know about an exciting new project we’re working on for our fans. Ask, Listen, Learn is in works with students at George Mason University in the Computer Game Design Program to create fun and educational mobile...

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Howling winds in SD can’t stop us!

We had another great Ask, Listen, Learn event with Attorney General Marty Jackley in Rapid City, South Dakota yesterday. Three hundred 6th graders at Southwest Middle gathered in the gym for the presentation, though we are lucky the Attorney General made it! Winds were 70 MPH in Rapid City, and General...

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