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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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Ask, Listen, Learn interviews Rebecca Soni

Queen of the breaststroke and Ask, Listen, Learn Superstar Rebecca Soni just finished an impressive week of swimming performances at the US Swim Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska! The morning after her win, she was on the main Aqua Zone stage signing autographs with Ask, Listen, Learn. We caught up with the Gold medalist swimmer to...

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Mallory Weggeman: Thanks, everybody!

Hey guys! It’s Mallory Weggemann here. I just wanted to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who cheered me on during the US Swim Team Trials in Bismarck, North Dakota! I couldn’t have done it without you, and I really appreciate all the support you...

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Ask, Listen, Learn at the Swim Trials!

Day Four Ask, Listen, Learn ambassador Mallory Weggemann was kind enough to stop by and sign autographs for fans – check it out!     Day Three Watch Rebecca Soni go!   Day Two We’ve had a great day two at the USA Swimming Swim Trials so far. Tons of kids came...

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Ask, Listen, Learn with Debbie Phelps in New York!

June is a busy month for Ask, Listen, Learn!  Earlier in the month we sat down with Debbie Phelps and local DC bloggers.  Yesterday we traveled to New York with Debbie and appeared on TODAY to talk about our Ask, Listen, Learn program and the vital role parents, educators, and coaches play in influencing youth to adopt...

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The Big Countdown to Aqua Zone

It’s a busy week of preparation here as we get ready to head to the 2012 Olympic Swim Trials. Held this year from June 25th to July 2nd, the best swimmers from all over the country will be assembling in Omaha, Nebraska to determine who will be representing the United States in...

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