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Are You Ready for the Holidays? (We Are.)
Junior Leagues have, for decades, created and run some amazing projects addressing big problems like childhood obesity, women’s health, illiteracy, alcoholism and foster care. So it’s ironic that many community…
Literacy Requires Reading – Even in the Summer!
Literacy has been a core focus of The Junior League for decades. But the kind of literacy program that makes us smile is a program that puts good books in…
Are Corn Pops and Cocoa Pebbles Really a Public Health Menace?
With about a third of children in the U.S. considered overweight or obese, researchers increasingly point to the way kid’s cereal is marketed to our children – through TV advertising and even online game sites – as a key part of the problem. But the bigger problem may well be the fact that what kids don’t know about their food may actually hurt them.
Life Unexpected: Aging Out of Fostercare
When Life Unexpected debuted on The CW in mid-January, network TV had its first drama about an American teenager trapped in foster care. Desperate to leave a life of bouncing from one set of foster parents to another, 15-year-old Lux, played by rising young star Brittany Robertson (Cara Burns in Dan In Real Life, Samantha in Swingtown, and Trixie Stone in The Tenth Circle), reunites with her birth parents.
Too bad things aren’t always that easy for many foster kids.