Tag: Youth

Reading Tutors Make a Significant Difference in Young Lives

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Volunteers needed for inter-generational tutoring/mentoring program in Tucson Tucson OASIS has an outstanding volunteer opportunity. It’s an opportunity to interact 1-on-1 with an at-risk child in grades K-5 and help them learn to read at their grade level – the most important and basic educational skill all children need. This volunteer opportunity is unique in that it pairs an […]

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Help spread the word: KidsCare II coverage starting

Help spread the word: KidsCare II coverage starting

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Starting May 1, some children on the KidsCare waiting list became covered under KidsCare II, a program similar to KidsCare that is paid for with money from three Arizona hospitals and federal matching funds. Thanks to this funding, nearly 22,000 children on the KidsCare waiting list will be eligible to enroll in KidsCare II. This […]

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Meet Haile Thomas, Childhood Obesity Fighter

Meet Haile Thomas, Childhood Obesity Fighter

| March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’d like to introduce you to Haile Thomas. Haile is the founder of the HEAL Festival (Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle), the Healthy Girls Adventures Club, and is one of only 20 (nationally) Youth Advisory Board members for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Haile is 11 years old. You can almost forget that when talking with […]

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Character Building Inspires Volunteer Service in Youth

Character Building Inspires Volunteer Service in Youth

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A just-released survey highlights the importance of character education in connecting youth with their community, which also results in an increased participation in frequent volunteerism in the community. The survey, by Scholastic Media and the HandsOn Network, polled over 1000 parents, teachers, and kids through teens on the importance of character building for success and […]

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Tucson to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Conference January 14

Tucson to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Conference January 14

| January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Modern-day Slavery Happens Around the World…and in Arizona Slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. In fact, there are more people in slavery today than ever in human history—approximately 27 million people, more than 4 times the population of Arizona. Human trafficking, including both sex and labor trafficking, occurs not only in developing countries, […]

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