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Mitigating a hazard to Florida’s children
Thanks to a decade of statewide activism by child advocates including The Junior League of Gainesville, Florida became the forty-ninth state to enact laws requiring child safety restraints for children five years old…
Let’s face it – most cyber-bullying starts at school
It’s an unpleasant topic. School districts don’t want to talk about it. Kids talk about it but don’t necessarily tell their parents about it. Parents talk about it among themselves and hope it doesn’t happen to their children.
We’re talking about cyber-bullying, and it almost always starts at school. For the most part, cyber-bullying is like other forms of bullying – and kids survive it and move on. But sometimes they don’t – as we saw in the recent suicides of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and Massachusetts high school student Phoebe Prince.
So you think college is expensive?
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. First, start with what we all know – that babies are expensive. Second, understand that a single component of that cost – diapers…
From Utah, a very smart idea celebrates its 18th birthday
Eighteen years ago, the Junior League of Salt Lake City started an annual, two-day event for Utah families needing routine medical services and community assistance information. The event, called CARE Fair, brings together more than 50 different community agencies to provide free medical examinations and immunizations as well as physicals, hearing, vision and dental screening, diabetes and cholesterol screening, breast exams and HIV testing. Vouchers for free mammograms off-site are made available. Participants may be eligible for health- and safety-related items such as car seats and bike helmets.