NEW YORK, February 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Eight teams of middle school and high school students across the country learned today that they are the Best in Nation winners of the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Their apps tackle formidable societal challenges such as teen suicide, dyslexia, unsafe driving and global warming.
In anticipation of Halloween, adults and children alike ask themselves: “What do I want to be?” When Make-A-Wish® volunteers met with 7-year-old Aydin to learn what her one true wish would be, she asked herself the same question; and the answer was immediately clear. More than anything, Aydin wanted to be a singer.
Rome wasn't built in a day – but a new playground was! More than 200 volunteers from GSK and the community joined forces with KaBOOM! to give Philadelphia kids a new playground at North Light Community Center. Top-performing GSK employees earned the day to help build healthy communities outside their normal job.
If you have or even know any kids between the ages of 4 and 16, you may have heard of this week’s guest. Today on Sea Change Radio we are talking with a luminary of children’s television, Chris Kratt. Along with his brother Martin Kratt, Chris writes, produces and stars in two very popular kids’ programs on public television: Zoboomafoo and Wild Kratts.
Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. With the growing availability of new and stronger neodymium-iron-boron magnets being sold as “toys,” there has been an increase of cases of ingestion, resulting in serious injury and, in some cases, death. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the trends of magnetic ingestions at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada’s largest children’s hospital.
Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide
NEW CARROLLTON, Md., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement.
Below is an excerpt from a guest for VentureBeat on April 8, 2014. The full post can be found @ http://ow.ly/vyAQU
From the moment our kids are born, a digital paper trail on them begins. It starts with a record of their birth, progresses to immunizations and growth charts, grades and school performance, and now includes information collected from websites, apps and beyond.
In the U.S., lack of time outdoors is as concerning as bullying, obesity and education; and seen as an important issue to address
ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Nature Conservancy released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on the importance and benefits of time spent in nature.
The survey, funded by Disney, included parents of children between the ages of three and 18 in the U.S., Brazil, China, France and Hong Kong and revealed the following:
Partnership expands opportunities to give kids the fundamentals
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — USA Track & Field (USATF) and The Hershey Company today announced the launch of a national youth activity initiative as part of a new, seven-year partnership that features “Run Jump Throw,”an educational and learning program developed by USATF and Hershey.
Employees contribute expertise and passion for serving others on Global Volunteer Day
Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Focused on improving the health and wellness of children around the world, thousands of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) employees will rally together on March 19 for the first-annual Global Volunteer Day, an extension of the company’s ongoing commitment to empower people to live healthier lives.