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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


6 Ways to Advocate Health and Wellness for Toddlers

Young children depend on the guidance of adults. When it comes to health and wellness, day care providers, preschools, and caregivers are the decision makers. Here are six ways parents can be involved with the adults who influence their little ones.

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10/22/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


In-School Success from Out-Of-School Activity

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Student United Way Representatives

By Ayeola Fortune, Education Team, United Way Worldwide

For most students, school has come back with a vengeance for about a month now and for many of them and their parents, it feels like summer never happened, or has receded into the far away past.  But let’s not kid ourselves; the lasting consequences of summer are with us. 

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10/11/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Join the #KidsWin Rally and Help Reengage Disconnected Youth

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As the school year begins, we are reminded of the millions of young people who will not head back to the classroom this fall. There are an estimated 6.7 million youth between ages 16 to 24 that are disconnected from both school and work - of which 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16. More

09/24/12

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Opportunity Nation

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Opportunity Nation

It’s not secret that today only six percent of children born to parents at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder make it to the top. In fact, studies now show children in many European countries have greater economic mobility than those in the United States. These statistics tell us that the American Dream our country was built upon is at risk and in need of a significant jumpstart. Enter Opportunity Nation. More

09/14/12

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William Rodgers, III

By William Rodgers, III


Some of My Reasons for LIVING UNITED

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LIVE UNITED

Think back to your introduction and first experience with the United Way. Was it volunteering? Was it giving? Was it advocacy? For me, it was our Sunday afternoon public service announcements when I was a teenager in the early 1980s. More

08/16/12

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