one werk related post and then I'm getting into beach mode: Rethinking Masculinity, the program that so many of you helped to fund through your support on #GivingTuesday, will launch in FEBRUARY. We're releasing the application tonight at the end of our twitter chat on how men can join & support & amplify the voices of women, and especially women of color, to end sexist oppression and work toward gender justice. men, we need you. show up tonight on twitter at 9pm!
According to A Healthier America, the childhood obesity epidemic marks the first time in our history that a generation of American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. Recent research finds that lower-income individuals, blacks, latinos, American Indians and those living in the southern part of the U.S. are among those most affected by this crisis. Let's help one another to make this our healthiest year yet!
Happy Monday! ... There is still plenty of time to donate ..... we are donating and distributing out warm coats to the homeless at Pacific Garden Mission & Franciscan Outreach in Chicago, IL .... We need your help #Chicago! If you have a coat you can donate to our cause, you can drop off at Kenwood Academy January 9th-26th 8a-3p M-F 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. in Chicago, IL or email us at email@example.com plus simply visit our website have a wonderful day! Victorious1HeartandSoul.org #Smile Twitter : @V1HeartAndSoul
Meet Miles! This gorgeous boy visited us in the office today to receive his Variety VicKids scholarship. Miles is 7 years old and was diagnosed with an Acquired Brain Injury after a fall at school in 2015. Miles was treated with concussion, eye fracture, fracture of the cheek bone, a cut on the face and a bleed inside the eye. It was a very traumatic time for Miles, who is still recovering. Miles has made no cognitive progress and in some areas regressed so has fallen almost two years behind. He is on reduced school hours as recommend by the Children's Hospital and suffers chronic fatigue that is also part of the ABI. His personality has changed and that has caused difficulties in making friendships. Miles has been engaged in trialling iPad applications which target his academic skills, including Mathletics, writing and reading. Miles is yet to participate in handwriting or drawing tasks, unless it is on the iPad. The Variety VICKIDS scholarship is here to help!
Remember Gerson, our friend who works in the coffee farm with his family? Today, we want to introduce you to his little brother, Juston.
Juston is one of the little ones who has been rescued from being left on his own in the coffee fields. He attends the current daycare that the Hutchins family is running in Costa Rica. He is a big little guy. He loves toy cars, clapping his hands as loud as possible, and his little motorcycle that he gets to ride when at school.
Juston will be one of the 60 students who will be greatly impacted by the new Education Center.