“Participating in music has a profound impact on children and youth. When playing in an ensemble, students learn countless life skills, including the importance of showing up on time, responsibility, discipline, social skills, and the ability to vie... Read full article
The birth of a child is a day of celebration and joy, excitement and smiles. For some parents, however, that day can take an unexpected turn when they find out their child has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. ... Read full article
“Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) taught me how to live. The spiritual solution this program taught me has held up to every problem I have encountered over the last 14 years. I never have to drink again and neither does any other alcoholic—and that is an ... Read full article
Deaf people can do anything except hear.
This is the truth that Deaf Focus and everyone who works there wants you to know. Deaf Focus is a nonprofit organization that exists to fill gaps in the community for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing in... Read full article
I have vivid memories of my friend’s dad teaching us how to change a tire and use jumper cables,” says Cathy Carmichael, a local troop leader who started as a Brownie, of her experience in Girl Scouts. For her, Girl Scouts had a positive impact on he... Read full article
The summer sunshine gleams off the blacktop road in a neighborhood near Greenwell Springs. FEMA trailers stand in front of vacant houses, and abandoned homes dot the street with cracked windows and tall grass.... Read full article
Pretty soon, the floors of your home will be cluttered with new toys that were brought by Santa. And while the holidays are a time for giving, for many children, what they receive can be harmful. ... Read full article