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Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution Hosts "The Weight of The Nation" Event Sept 27

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution Hosts "The Weight of The Nation" Event Sept 27

In honor of September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Leaner Healthier Teen (LHT) Revolution, the fastest growing healthy nutrition education weight loss programs in the U.S., announced today that they will host a free screening of HBO’s “THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: “Children in Crisis!” documentary at a special event at Three Stages in Folsom, Calif. On Sept. 27 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. LHT Revolution is based in the Sacramento area and has licensees in several cities across the U.S., who will be hosting similar events. To RSVP for this no-cost event and learn about local resources to help families get educated about helping their children live a leaner longer healthier life, please register for this limited seating engagement.

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

The Folsom Public Library is recruiting customer-service oriented volunteers to assist staff on Sundays, according to Library Supervisor Greta Galindo.    

Galindo is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers who can commit to working as library docents from noon to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month.

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

High School, nothing like the movies. Nobody gets up on the tables and sings, there's no group of "big bad girls," and in the end, the unpopular girl doesn't always get the guy. They teach us a lot in high school, most of it we don't listen to. But it's where you make all your memories. I believe high school is where you set the path for you future. What you learn shapes who you are, and who your going to be. 

 

Memories. Most of the memories you make in high school stick with you for life. So why not make them good ones? 

 

Challenges. You will face many challenges during these four years. Some could be drugs, relationships, grades, peer pressure, or bullying.

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

Jeopardy! will be hosting an online test for kids between the ages of 10 and 12 to find bright young people for the popular Kids Week shows. The test will be given only once at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on October 5th. Registration must be completed in advance by a parent or guardian at www.jeopardy.com.

Taking the online test is the first step toward becoming a contestant on Jeopardy!  Kids who pass the test will be invited to auditions held in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago in November.

Neighbors asked to help protect schools over Memorial Day

Neighbors asked to help protect schools over Memorial Day

Memorial Day may mark the official start of backyard barbecue season, but for school districts, the holiday weekend can be anything but relaxing as vandals, thieves and arsonists take advantage of empty campuses.

In light of this, Sacramento Unified School District (SCUSD) is asking the community for help in keeping schools safe and secure over the three-day break (May 28-30).

“Most of our schools are surrounded by homes, and we need those neighbors to join us in protecting these valuable and sometimes vulnerable community centers,” said Sacramento Police Lt. Katherine Lester, who heads SCUSD security services.

Neighbors are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious activity on SCUSD campuses and to report it. “The schools belong to the community,” said Lester, “and we need the entire community to help us guard them.”

For schools within Sacramento city limits call (916) 264-5471.

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

The Sacramento Community is coming together to keep arts alive in schools. The Collaboration between Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall partnership culminates in grand performance this coming Thursday, May 19th when over 2,200 students, third to sixth grade, will fill the Capital Christian Center Auditorium for an interactive performance that is the result of a yearlong program with the goal of engaging underserved school children with a meaningful music experience.

This started In March 2010, after years of reaching children through music, Michael Morgan and the Sacramento Philharmonic were one of a select few orchestras throughout the nation contacted by the prestigious organization to expand the "Weil Music Institute at Carnegie Hall- LinkUP for Music Education".

Sacramento Asian Chamber celebrates former foster youth

Sacramento Asian Chamber celebrates former foster youth

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Foundation (SACCF) celebrates the success of its inaugural JumpStart 21 class on Tuesday, May 10.  The Mather event will honor former foster youth for their completion of a 12-week workforce/development training. On Tuesday’s “Celebration of Achievement,” the SACCF will recognize these former foster youth and connect them to businesses to apply their skills.

The SACCF – in partnership with Volunteers of America Transitional Housing Program for Former Foster Youth, the Center for AIDS Research Education and Services and El Hogar Community Services, expanded its JumpStart 21 workforce development program to address the growing need to prepare former foster youth for life and self-sufficiency. Participants in the JumpStart 21 Program undergo a 12-week training where they are taught 21st century life and works skills.