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Grants Advisory Board for Youth

GABY is a program for high school students in Sacramento Region to learn about philanthropy giving out grants to youth-led community projects. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in leadership, philanthropy, and community development among fellow youth leaders. Your service on the board will be a great addition to your resume and/or college […]

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 The Power of PSAs

Public Service Announcements, or PSAs, are short messages on radio, television, and/or social media that are disseminated for free in order to raise awareness of, and change public attitudes and behaviors toward a social issue.   PSAs have been around since the Advertising Council was formed as the United States was entering World War II.  The impact of these types […]

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Felíz Día De Los Muertos

In honor of Día De Los Muertos, I thought it was important to shine the light of this beautiful celebration of the afterlife. Día De Los Muertos is not a sad or somber event but rather happy one where we can party with our loved ones who have departed. If you would like to learn […]

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20 Incredible Roadtrips in the US

After reading Travels with Charlie (one of the best Steinbeck novels) I have been motivated to explore as much of America as possible. Essentially everyone who knows me knows that I love a good road trip. Rather than taking 75 days to drive across country with a 10-year old poodle, it might be a bit […]

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How do we raise kids to fight racism?

I am a first-time mother of a 10-month-old, Manny. He is all the rays of sunshine that beam on me every day. As he continues to grow day after day, he is discovering the world and taking it in for what it is; which is not always sunshine and rainbows. Because of activists like Ibram […]

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Great books about identity and culture

In case you’re looking for some kind of summer reading a great place to start is NPR’s Books We Love Series. This episode is all about identity and culture, take a quick listen and find out why Karen Grigsby Bates recommends “The Love Songs Of W.E.B. Dubois” by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, “Seven Days In June” by Tia […]

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Schools are struggling to meet rising mental health needs, data shows

Laura MecklerWashington PostMay 31, 2022 Excerpt: “The survey found that mental health needs were acute not just for students, but for school employees, too. About 3 in 10 schools reported an increase in workers seeking school-based mental health services, and 6 in 10 reported a rise in staffers’ concern over their own or their colleagues’ […]

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates  and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Here are some activities, books, and resources you can use to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with children in your classroom.

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No Mow May

April showers bring May Flowers and while we (seemingly) haven’t had any rain this year, May is still one of the most important months for native flora to grow. This brings us to the concept of No Mo May: “Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including […]

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 Daniel H. Pink – The Power of Regrets

Daniel Pink shares in this TED Talk — 4 kinds of regret — and what they teach you about yourself. Regret is one of our most powerful emotions — and also one of the most misunderstood. Over the past two years, author Daniel H. Pink has collected a trove of more than 16,000 regrets from […]

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Why Cooking for Others Fills Your Cup

Lately I’ve noticed that cooking for others has been a source of a lot of joy, apparently there are some psychological reasons it! According to this article on HuffPost, cooking can create bonds between people, act as a form of altruistic nurturing, and give you time to practice mindfulness for yourself. If you have the […]

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Young People Address the Nation

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, President Biden delivered the 2022 State of the Union Address. This video captures the voices of over 30 young leaders from 26 states who participated in a Young People Address the Nation event, following the address.  The content is focused on shifting America’s attention to the priorities and solutions of […]

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