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March is National Nutrition Month

March is a great month- flowers are starting to bloom and temperatures are getting warmer with the start of Spring! March is also National Nutrition Month– and what better way to make a dedication to your health than by taking the Ask, Listen, Learn pledge to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO...

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Alcohol Awareness Month is coming soon…are you ready?

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and it is right around the corner! At The Century Council, we celebrate the occasion with a multitude of activities throughout the month, and this year is no different. For the third year in a row, The Century Council and Scholastic are collaborating to bring the Ask...

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Win $1000 for PE Equipment- Join the Ask, Listen, Learn Challenge!

Could you use $1,000 in a Flaghouse voucher to buy PE equipment for your school or community based organization? If so, we encourage you to team up with your students and enter the 2013 Ask, Listen, Learn Challenge! The Century Council, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Flaghouse are...

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A trip to Aly Raisman’s alma mater!

Today, Ask Listen Learn traveled through some snow to Pollard Middle School in Needham, Massachusetts— Aly Raisman’s hometown! The excited 7th and 8th graders were all too happy to host Aly, making four signs welcoming her back to her home middle school. We had a great time at Pollard, and we...

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Mother/Daughter Teams Complete Service Projects That Give Back

The projects are complete and the votes are in!!  For a second year, we sponsored the 2012 Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy “Choose to Matter Contest” where girls across the country give back to their community through service.  We are proud to announce this year’s winners: Kate Walner (JFSLA California); Shannon Moran (JFLSA...

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Parents: Be Leaders!

Last week we posted about Youth Leadership Month, but did you know February is also National Parent Leadership Month? It’s a fact that parents are the leading influence when it comes to their child’s decision whether or not to drink alcohol. You may think their peers, teammates and teachers in school...

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Parents are Talking, Teens are Listening, and USA Today Snapshot is printing!

Today, The Century Council research was featured on the cover of USA Today’s Life section regarding how often parents talk to their kids about alcohol. According to the research on what youth say about alcohol, parental influence with regard to underage drinking has increased significantly over the past 10 years.  Today,...

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Are you living life as a leader?

February is Youth Leadership Month! The Ask, Listen, Learn team always encourages young people to live as leaders in their schools, communities and peer groups. You can be a leader by getting good grades, bringing a healthy lunch, being nice to everyone and saying NO to underage drinking. Our Superstars are...

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ALL with Congressman Danny Davis in Chicago

Today Ask, Listen, Learn travelled to the Windy City to spend some time with Congressman Danny Davis at Anna Langford Community Academy! The whole middle school at Anna Langford grades 6, 7, and 8 flooded into the auditorium to hear their Congressman talk about the importance of living a healthy...

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