May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. It’s part of a week long celebration first started in 1984 by the National Parent Teacher Association as a time to recognize outstanding educators.
The United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County in North Carolina, a NobleCause grant recipient, has taken the United Way Pledge to whole new levels by directly working with the community to fill in gaps they witness in their own community. They've demonstrated innovation with their unique commitment to sourcing services from the community they live in and they're having great success with their new programs.
College will involve a lot of changes for you and your parents: new schedules, financial issues, taking care of your health, no curfews, etc. Believe it or not, your parents have experienced a few of these things and actually do have some amazing college advice. Have a conversation with them before you head to school!
It’s been a long couple of months. The political climate, along with the winter season, has caused basic kindness to go into hibernation. It is in short supply. However, that’s all about to change when millions of people worldwide will participate in this week’s 17th annual Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if each one participated in just one community focused service-learning experience every school year. That’s just what the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) plans to find out with the help of a $50,000 NobleCause grant to foster volunteerism.
High school always seemed years away. Then, you blinked and now standing before you is an eager young teenager who can’t wait for independence and the next stage in her education. On the surface your child may exude a surly confidence and adamantly swear they are ready for high school. However, it’s still a big transition.
All around the country, high school graduates are packing their overnight bags for college orientation. When I was a freshman, back in the dark ages, orientation took place just a few days before you began school. Universities now have new students choose from two or three day sessions beginning as early as March and continuing until the start of the Fall semester.
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) is a nonprofit that provides a number of programs targeted at preschool through 12th grade students (Generation Z), to help them understand the value of community outreach, and to get them interested in the nature and science departments. ELK recently received a grant from NobleCause which will allow them to increase their reach, provide stronger support for those already in their program, and more.
June 5th is World Environment Day, and there is no shortage of environmental initiatives that have been made (and met) worldwide. One organization, Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), provides a number of programs targeted at preschool through 12th grade students (Generation Z), to help them understand the value of community outreach, and to get them interested in the nature and science departments. Recently, ELK received a grant from NobleCause which will allow them to increase their reach, provide stronger support for those already in their program, and more.